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Clarke, Watson and Gurney

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of Victoria Works, Gateshead, marine winches and boilermaker.

1864 Company established by William Clarke and Edward Benning at South Shore, Gateshead. Initially produced winches; first steam cargo winch introduced in 1868.

1870 Further partners joined: Joseph Watson, who had a ship building background, and Joseph Gurney; the firm became Clarke, Watson and Gurney.

1873 Joseph Watson died

1874 Moved to Victoria Works. Captain Abel H. Chapman joined the company.

1875 Started producing boilers, concentrating on multi-tubular boilers.

1882 Joseph Gurney retired from the partnership which was continued by William Clarke and Abel H. Chapman[1], presumably becoming Clarke, Chapman and Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 19 December 1882