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British Industrial History

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T. Spittle

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Photo in 2010 at Taunton Railway Station. Pipe marked GWR.
Mooring bollard at Bridgwater Docks

1849 Business established by Thomas Spittle at Cambrian Iron Foundry, Newport

Became Cambrian Foundry and Engineering Works

Six locomotives made but dates uncertain. Two went to Devon Great Consols Mine

Ironfounders (example: mooring bollards at Bridgwater Docks)

1864 Thomas Spittle, Cambrian Iron Foundry, Newport, Monmouthshire.[1]

By 1882 was amongst the largest works in the district

See Also


Sources of Information

  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816