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Brymbo Iron Co

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1842 The Brymbo Iron Co was formed to manage the Brymbo Iron Works

1842 A General Meeting of the Brymbo Iron and Coal Company was held; John Campbell, Director.[1]

From 1846 the company was managed by William Henry Darby and Charles Edward Darby, grandsons of Abraham Darby (1750-1789) of Coalbrookdale.

1873 Installed a new blast furnace, and a blowing engine made by the Haigh Foundry Co.[2]

1884 The business was incorporated at the Brymbo Steel Co (after the Darbys had died in 1882 and 1884).

1934 The business changed company name again in 1934.


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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 18 Jan 1842
  2. Wrexham Advertiser, 1 March 1873