Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,480 pages of information and 245,913 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

J. W. Hoby and Co

From Graces Guide

J. W. Hoby and Company, engineers, iron-founders, and shipbuilders, of Renfrew on the River Clyde

Firm established by James Ward Hoby, a partner in the Birmingham civil engineering firm of Fox, Henderson and Co.

1850 Joseph Russell was apprenticed to J. W. Hoby and Co.

1854 The business collapsed and was taken over by its creditors.

1855 Joseph Russell was appointed manager of the works.


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