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Sir Christopher Furness, Westgarth and Co

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of Engine Works, Middlesbrough

Company founded. Premises included wharf on River Tees.

1896 Company acquired (presumably Westgarth, English and Co). Name reflected new owners: Sir Christopher Furness, Westgarth and Co. Invested in plant to bring it up to date. Mr Tom Westgarth was managing director. Had sole UK rights to Weiss's Patent condensers, which were used in ironworks in USA and Germany[1]

1900 Amalgamation of three companies: T. Richardson and Sons of Hartlepool; Sir Christopher Furness, Westgarth and Co of Middlesbrough and William Allan and Co of Scotia Engine works, Sunderland to form Richardsons, Westgarth and Co. Had acquired British and foriegn patents of Morison Marine Specialities including condensers, etc. Mr D. B. Morison became one of the managing directors[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 5 November 1900
  2. The Times 5 November 1900