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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.
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.