Joseph Webb and Sons
of Irwell Forge and Rolling Mills, Bury.
Makers of Bar Iron, Forgings , Bent Cranks . Iron and Steel Merchants.
1846 Company founded.
1857 'Fatal Accident to an Ironfounder. — On Tuesday an inquest was held at Elton, before Mr. Dearden, coroner, on the body of John Thorp, labourer, aged 44. He was employed at the works of Mr. Joseph Webb, ironfounder, and on Tuesday in last week was removing a large piece of iron from under a steam-hammer, when the iron broke, and portion of it struck him with such violence that he died on Friday night. Verdict, "Accidental death." '
1905 Private company.
1961 Forgemasters, constructional engineers and iron and steel stockholders. 350 employees. 
Sources of Information
- 1912 Advert
- Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 31 January 1857
- 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
- The Times, Feb 06, 1970