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Donkin and Company Limited, St Andrew's Works, Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne, makers of steering gear for ships
Makers of ships' steering gear
1840 Mr. David Donkin commenced business in St. Andrew's Street, Gallowgate, Newcastle.
1876 Mr. George Donkin, a son of the founder, was joined in partnership by Mr. Bryce Gray Nichol, a well-known engineer on Tyneside, and the firm became known as Donkin and Nichol. Commenced the manufacture of ships' steering gears.
1879 Company started
1882 Gained diploma at the Tynemouth Exhibition
1887 Diploma at the Newcastle Jubilee Exhibition
1892 on the death of Mr. Bryce Nichol, the title of the Firm was changed to Donkin and Co.
1901 Moved to Walkergate in order to obtain room for expansion due to the increased volume of work.
1919 Public Limited Company under the same name.