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Isca Foundry and Engineering Co

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1870. Miller's Safety Boiler.
1871. Miller's Tubulous Boiler.
1871.
1889. From Engineering of 13th December.
'Wireworks Bridge' over the River Wye at Tintern
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of Newport, Monmouth. (1871 advert)

of 10 Bush Lane, Cannon, Street, London, EC.

Makers of water tube boilers, engines, iron bridges, cranes, railway switches, turntables, etc.

1859 'NEWPORT. FATAL ACCIDENT. —On Monday afternoon, about four o'clock, an accident of a most shocking character took place at the Isca Foundry, Pillgwenlly, by which a young man named William Chandler, 26 years of age, and a native of Reading, in Berkshire, lost his life. Having got entangled in the fly-wheel of the machinery, his right arm was torn from his body, and broken between the wrist and the elbow ; his head was cut right through and otherwise dreadfully crushed, with every other part of his body, especially his legs and feet, which were smashed horribly.'[1]

Location: The foundry was located in the Pillgwenlly area of the City of Newport. For location, seen item 23 on Map 2 in Newport Engineering Works - Location Map

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Sources of Information

  1. Hereford Times, 25th June 1859