James Ferrabee and Co
of Phoenix Iron Works, Thrupp, Stroud.
formerly John Ferrabee and Sons
1855 Waterwheel for Dunkirk Mill
1861 Employing 130 persons 
1863 Successor company, which later became George Waller and Son, carried on the foundry business, at Phoenix Iron Works. James Ferrabee was still involved with machine and cloth manufacture
1867 Had a display of machines at the Paris Exhibition, for which he was admitted as a member of the Academic Nationale Agricole, Manufactuiere et Commerciale.
In 1871 he exhibited at the Woollen Cloth Manufacturers at the International Exhibition a “fulling and dressing machine” equipped with teazles. In a letter to the Stroud Journal he gives the credit to Lewis’s of Brimscombe for inventing the cloth shearing machine.
1875 Died. James Ferrabee was buried in Stroud Cemetery on the 14th January 1875, aged 54 years.
Sources of Information
- 1861 Census