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Webster's Ropery

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Webster’s Ropery, also know as Deptford Patent Ropery, Ropery Road, Deptford, Sunderland

  • 1793 Ropery opened, owned by Grimshaw, Webster & Co. Steam engine installed in 1795, and said to be the first steam engine to be used in a rope works. ‘Probably the region's oldest factory building and the earliest patent ropery’ (producing rope without a rope walk, using the Fothergill Process).[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1]SINE website, Deptford Patent Ropery webpage