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Black, Hawthorn and Co

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1869. Patent tank locomotive.
1869. Tank Locomotive for Colliery Lines.
January 1872.
1874. Engine No: 305. Exhibit at the National Railway Museum.
1876. Locomotive Crane at Newburn Steel Works.
1886. Metre Gauge Engine at the Liverpool Exhibition; Itaqui.
2017. Found under spine of 1886 Heywood Parish Magazine.
December 1889.

Black, Hawthorn and Company of Gateshead-on-Tyne were builders of locomotives for collieries and ironworks.

1865 William Black went into partnership with Thomas Hawthorn and others. They took over the failed works of R. Coultard and Co.

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.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816