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1820 Crawshay joined his brother Joseph in the partnership that ran Nantyglo Ironworks
1833 Crawshay and Joseph Bailey acquired Beaufort Ironworks and used it to supply pig iron to the puddling furnaces and new rolling mills at Nantyglo. Expansion was aided by the purchase of beam blowing engines from Neath Abbey.
The business prospered during the 1830s and 1840s by exploiting the demand for wrought iron rails.
1844 J and C Bailey were proprietors of Nant-y-glo Works
1845 Crawshay Bailey left his nephew in charge of the Nant-y-glo and Beaufort works.