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Thomas Edington and Sons

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1838. Gates at Glasgow Necropolis.
January 1872.
June 1872.Gas and water pipes.

Thomas Edington and Sons of Phoenix Iron Works, Glasgow

c. 1797 Thomas Edington opened the very successful Phoenix foundry in partnership with two of his sons, James and Thomas.

1804 Established, perhaps the first true ornamental ironfounders in Glasgow.

c.1820 Thomas' son James established the Eagle Foundry, which was the origin of McDowall Steven and Co’s Milton Foundry and Ironworks.

1840-1 Built four locomotives (2-2-2) for the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway

1844 David Law became a partner

1857 On the death of the last surviving partner, Law became sole proprietor of the works.

1862 Railway chairs and sleepers at London Exhibition[1].

See Also


Sources of Information

  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  • [1] Scottish Ironworks - this link no longer works but a replacement might be [2]