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of Standard Ironworks, Colchester.
1865 The firm of Davey, Paxman and Davey founded by James Noah Paxman and the brothers Henry Davey and Charles Davey when Paxman entered into partnership with C. M. and H. M. Davey at the Standard Works in the centre of Colchester
1870 Details of the Davey-Paxman boiler 
1876 The business had grown so rapidly that it was found necessary to move to a more extensive site, also called the Standard Iron Works.