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 163,107 pages of information and 245,598 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.

London Steel Co

From Graces Guide

of Thames Bank, near Chelsea.

1824 Advert: 'To Engineers, Machinists, Builders, and Others.
To be disposed of the undermentioned ENGINES and MACHINES, invented and designed by the late ingenious Mr. Bramah
1. A large Sawing Machine for two spindles, and circular saws, with fixed and moving longitudinal frames, of great dimensions, similar to the one now in use Woolwich Dock Yard; also considerable number of the circular saws of various sizes.
2. A complete planing Machine for plank and large timber, with moveable frames, machinery, and entire apparatus of singular invention, and excellent workmanship.
3. A stone sawing machine, to work 12 perpendicular saws, together with a large assortment of saws.
4. Two superior machines for shaping cask staves.
5. Four patent hydraulic pumps, of different diameters.
6. A large substantial lathe for turning and boring.
7. A double-power 14 horse condensing steam engine, entirely complete, now in full work, and only parted with to make room for one of larger dimensions.
For further particulars apply the London Steel Company. Thames Bank, near Chelsea.'
Morning Advertiser - Thursday 29 January 1824

1825 New patents: 'John Thompson, of Pembroke-place, Pimlico, and of London steel works, Chelsea, for an improved mode of making refined, or what is commonly called refined steel.Dec. 9.'[1]. Same business?


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Sources of Information

  1. Sheffield Independent, 8 January 1825