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Claridge and Co

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1874 engine driving merchant mill and sheet mill: elevation
1874 engine driving merchant mill and sheet mill: plan
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Claridge & Co of Phoenix Foundry, Bilston

formerly Claridge, North and Co

1874 Partnership of George Claridge and Thomas Claridge, carrying on the former business of Claridge, North and Co

1874 Supplied equipment for the new Ironworks for the King of Burmah, located on the Irrawaddy, about 12 miles from Mandalay. The contract comprised plant for an integrated works, producing iron in blast furnace, wrought iron in puddling furnaces, and iron sheet, tubes and wire. Claridge and Co found it necessary to sub-contract significant parts of the plant to James Farmer and Sons of Salford. Claridge's supply included rolling mills and their engines (see illustrations) [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Engineering' magazine 18th and 25th December 1874