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Joseph Westwood and Co

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1893. R102 Bridge Detail - South Africa.
1894. Cast Iron Plaque.
1894. Blaine Bridge of Komga District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Image from W. Martinson.
1894. Blaine Bridge of Komga District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Image from W. Martinson.
1894. Blaine Bridge of Komga District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Image from W. Martinson.
1894. Blaine Bridge of Komga District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Image from W. Martinson.
1912
Hawksley’s Patent Steps, made by J Westwood Jnr, at Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester
February 1959. Keadby Lock Swing Bridge.
1960. Keadby Lock Swing Bridge.
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of Napier Yard, Millwall, London, E.

c.1881 Joseph Westwood, junior retired from his father's firm, Westwood, Baillie and Co, and took offices in London for a time

1883 On his father's death, Westwood set up new works with more modern machinery and appliances for constructing ironwork and steelwork of every kind, on the site of the old Napier Works at Millwall.

1883 Company founded.

c.1885 Joseph Westwood, Junior started manufacturing Hawksley’s Patent Treads (see photo) at the Napier Yard (the location of the yard used to build SS Great Eastern in 1854). [1]

1897 Private company.

1905 Crane gantry for Durban harbour[2]

1911 Constructional Engineers for the Railways.[3]

1914 Bridge Builders and Constructional Engineers. Specialities: steel bridges and all kinds of steel constructional work, steel corrugated plates. Employees 700 to 800. [4]

1922 Builder of steel bridges, steel constructional work, steel corrugated flooring for bridges, hydraulic pressed work, Hone's patent grabs.

1946 Public company.

1961 Bridge builders and heavy constructional engineers, steel stockholders, grab manufacturers and storage equipment manufacturers. 350 employees. [5]

1968 Built tunnel shield for the cargo tunnel at Heathrow. [6]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] British History Online
  2. The Engineer 1905/03/10
  3. Bradshaw’s Railway Manual 1911
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  6. The Engineer of 26th January 1968 p150