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of Blaydon Iron Works, Newcastle-on-Tyne
1845 Company established by Thomas Brown (1795- )
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
1882 Harfield and Co of London acquired May and Mountain
1888 Hydraulic press and pump on Higginson's sytem, installed at Blaydon Ironworks, described and illustrated 
1914 Engineers, Iron, Steel and Brass Founders. Specialities: Capstans, Windlasses, Steering Gears and General Ship Auxiliaries. Employees 500.