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Howard, Riches and Watts

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of Norwich

1857 Joseph Howard joined Messrs Riches and Watts.

1858 Advertisement. 'THE DUKE’S PALACE IRONWORKS. HOWARD, RICHES, AND WATTS, BEG to inform their Friends and the Public, that having completed their NEW FOUNDRY, they are now enabled to supply CASTINGS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS, both in Iron and Brass of the best quality, and most reasonable terms. All kinds of Plough Work. Breasts. Slades, Shares, &c. H., R., and W. having a Large Stock of PATTERNS, Millers, Agriculturists, and others can very readily supplied. Wind Shafts up to three tons weight cast and turned expeditiously. H., R., and W. continue hitherto manufacture Steam Engines of every description, replete with improvements, and having usually several on hand or in progress, intending purchasers will do well call their Establishment, when every information as to price, &c., will be cheerfully given.'[1]

1860 July. Death of Joseph Howard. 'HOWARD, RICHES, AND WATTS, ENGINEERS, &c, DUKE'S PALACE IRON WORKS, NORWICH, IN returning sincere thanks to the Public generally for the kind support accorded them, take leave to state that owing to the lamented death of Mr. Joseph Howard, of their firm, it is highly necessary once to collect all accounts due to the late firm up to Midsummer last; and beg at the same time to add that the business will in future be carried on by the surviving partners, under the style of Riches and Watts, to whom all debts due to the late firm are to be paid.'[2]

Became Riches and Watts

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Sources of Information

  1. Norwich Mercury - Saturday 17 April 1858
  2. Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 28 July 1860