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Bensons, Adamson and Garnetts

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1863-4 Daniel Adamson erected, as engineer and part owner, the Yorkshire Steel and Iron Works at Penistone, the first works in this country to depend entirely on the manufacture of Bessemer steel on a large scale; he supplied the whole works with engine and boiler power and complete Bessemer steel plant.

1863 Daniel Adamson, of the firm of Messieurs Bensons, Adamson, and Garnetts, Yorkshire Steel and Iron Works, Penistone, in the county of York, Engineer, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in machinery or apparatus employed in the manufacture steel and iron." As set forth in his petition, recorded in the said office on the 22nd day of December, 1863.[1]

1864 Charles Cammell and Co purchased from Messrs. Bensons, Adamson and Garnetts the works at Penistone known as the Yorkshire Iron and Steel Works.[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 1 March 1864
  2. The Enigneer 1923/07/06