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J. and H. Ferrabee

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Ferrabee fulling mill at Swansea Museum Collection Centre, ex-Abbey Woollen Mill, Neath Abbey

J and H Ferrabee of Phoenix Iron Works, Stroud

1852 The business of John Ferrabee and Sons became J and H Ferrabee run by James Ferrabee and Henry Ferrabee

1853 Producing compact steam engines to drive agricultural and other machinery[1]

1855 Henry Ferrabee left the business, leaving James to continue as James Ferrabee and Co

Succeeded by George Wailes and Co

1876 Succeeded by George Waller [2] George Waller and Son carried on the foundry business, at Phoenix Iron Works. James Ferrabee was still involved with machine and cloth manufacture



  • A J & H Ferrabee fulling mill is on display at Dunkirk Mill.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Advocate: or, Irish Industrial Journal - Wednesday 24 August 1853
  2. [1] Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology Newsletter No. 14, February 1970