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Williamson Brothers of Canal Iron Works, Kendal.
Makers of water turbines
1856 Started making vortex turbines to Prof James Thomson's patent
1860 Exhibited Professor Thomson's water turbines; also showed several fixed engines
1861 Employing 67 men and 13 boys.
1871 Employing 64 men and 21 boys.
1881 Employing 40 men and 21 boys.