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Uskside Iron Co

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Usk Side Iron Company of Newport, South Wales

1827 The company was established and carried out repairs on locomotives

1827 The Uskside Iron Foundry was established

c.1849 and c.1860 Possibly built two locomotives for the Blaenavon Co

1852 Dissolution of the partnership between John James the younger and John Hughes, of the Uskside Iron Works, heretofore carrying on trade under the firm of Uskside Iron Company[1]

Produced cannon for the Crimean War.

1858 John Hughes and Thomas Dyne Steel, Engineers and Boiler Makers, and Copartners carrying on business under the style or firm of The Usk Side Iron Company, were subject to bankruptcy petition[2]

Presumably around this time the business was carried on by Uskside Engineering Co

1862 Patent to John James of Uskside Iron Works, manufacturer of steam engines and railway plant, for an improved method of welding railway crossings[3]


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 28 September 1852
  2. London Gazette 29 October 1858
  3. London Gazette 14 July 1865
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816