Fisheries Iron Works
From Graces Guide
of Gorleston, Great Yarmouth
1879 Recorded as in business
Built several marine engines.
1882 Mention. Fisheries Iron Works, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth.
1883 New item. 'We are always much pleasure in recording the enterprise of local business men this district, and it is with feelings of much gratification that notice the rapid development and active progress at present being made by Mr. H. J. C. Keymer of the Fisheries Iron-works. These works are situated on the riverside at Gorleston and have been long noted for the special manufacture of steam capstans and other highly useful Inventions suitable for use on board trawling and fishing vessels. In 1879 Mr. Keymer first brought out his patent steam capstan, which speedily began to be taken notice of in the smack and fishing-boat owners, not only of this, but of neighbouring ports, and several of them were fitted into Yarmouth vessels with good results, both owners and crews being much pleased with their new method of working. At the Fisheries Exhibition held Norwich 1881 Mr. Keymer exhibited one of his steam capstans for competition, and was awarded the only prize medal for steam capstans on this occasion. From that time their popularity has continued to increase. At the Great International Fisheries Exhibition held in South Kensington during the present year Mr. Keymer was again well to the front, and we have much pleasure in announcing that has been awarded a bronze medal and money prize for his patent steam capstan and bronze medal for the best half-model of a drift-net fishing-boat. We hope that the success that baa hitherto attended the enterprise of Mr. Keymer may continue to increase.'
Sources of Information
- Yarmouth Independent - Saturday 03 October 1885
- Steam Engine Builders of Norfolk by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1948 by The Augustine Steward Press
- Norfolk News - Saturday 07 January 1882
- Eastern Daily Press - Saturday 20 October 1883
- Yarmouth Independent - Saturday 26 March 1892