Black, Hawthorn and Co
Black, Hawthorn and Company of Gateshead-on-Tyne were builders of locomotives for collieries and ironworks.
1867 Built several fans for the ventilation of mines, The firm was the first in Britain to make Guibal's fan, a design which had previously been imported from Belgium.
1896 The company ceased trading having built over 1,100 locomotives. The firm was bought by Chapman and Furneaux who produced a further 70 locomotives.
Sources of Information
- British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816