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Harfield and Co

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of London

of Blaydon Iron Works, Newcastle-on-Tyne

1845 Company established by Thomas Brown (1795- )

c.1854 (presumably) William Horatio Harfield was taken into partnership by his step father Thomas Brown (1795- ), as Brown and Harfield

1871 Harfield and Co's patented system of anchor capstans, already in use in the Royal Navy, was supplied for the new P&O steamer[1]

1882 Harfield and Co of London acquired May and Mountain

1883 Employed John Willim Hall to design, construct and operate their new works. He remained manager until 1887.[2]

1888 Hydraulic press and pump on Higginson's sytem, installed at Blaydon Ironworks, described and illustrated [3]

1914 Engineers, Iron, Steel and Brass Founders. Specialities: Capstans, Windlasses, Steering Gears and General Ship Auxiliaries. Employees 500. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1871/05/26
  2. UK, Civil Engineer Records, 1820-1930 for John Willim Hall
  3. [1] The Practical Engineer, 3 Feb 1888, p.54
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book