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Gilkes, Wilson and Co

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Gilkes, Wilson & Co of Teeside Engine works, Middlesbrough

1843 Edgar Gilkes was appointed manager at Middlesbrough of a branch establishment of the Stockton and Darlington Railway for the repair of rolling stock, under the name of the Tees Engine Works.

1844 The company was established by Edgar Gilkes and Isaac Wilson to operate the Tees Engine Works, pioneers of the engineering trade in North East England.

1847 Locomotive building commenced largely for the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

1852 Oswald Gilkes left the Partnership with William Bouch, Edgar Gilkes, Isaac Wilson, and Charles Albert Leatham, carried on as Gilkes, Wilson, and Company, at Middlesbrough, Engine Builders and Iron Founders[1]

1853 Gilkes, Wilson, Lloyd and Co were one of only 3 companies making pig iron in Cleveland at the time[2]

1857 Iron founders, engineers and waggon builders, of Tees Engine Works Lower Commercial St, Middlesbrough[3]

1865 Gilkes, Wilson and Co merged with Hopkins and Co and the name became Hopkins, Gilkes and Co


See Also


Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 20 February 1852
  2. The Engineer 1905/05/12
  3. 1857 Post Office Directory
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816