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W. R. Renshaw and Co

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Beam engines at Coleham Pumping Station
September 1902.
1903. Refrigerator cars.

of Phoenix Works, Stoke-on-Trent (previously at Union Foundry (Kidsgrove)

Stationary engines. [1]

William Robert Renshaw was born in Handforth, Cheshire, in 1845. He was apprenticed to Barker and Cope of Kidsgrove, and took over their Union Foundry in the 1880s.[2]

1883 Partnership dissolved: William Robert Renshaw, William Owen, and Charles Henry Payne, trading as Renshaw and Co., Union Foundry, Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, brass and iron founders [3]

Henry Pooley and Son had taken over the Union Foundry by 1896

1897 Beam engines for Coleham Pumping Station.[4]

1908 The business of this company, engineers and railway wagon builders, is being carried on by the trustees for the debenture holders pending the reconstruction of the company. [5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  2. [1]Website relating to W R Renshaw’s life
  3. Birmingham Daily Post, 5 September 1883
  4. ‘Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 4: Wales, Cheshire & Shropshire‘, by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd
  5. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908