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Meadow Foundry Co

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Pillar box in London.
Pillar box in London (detail).

of Meadow Foundry, Mansfield

1872 Company founded.

1877 Presumably William Richardson was the correspondent fromn this address to The Engineer.[1]

1878 Exhibited Tobacco making machinery at the 1878 Paris Exhibition[2]

1895 Antonio Richardson was the cashier of the company.

1897 William Richardson was the managing director

1922 Engineers and Iron Founders, Mansfield. Directors: G. Stevenson, J.P. (Chairman), J. Birks, A. Birks, W. F. Wharmby, E. E. Mawle (Managing ), S. B. Wright (also Sec. ). Manufactures.—Hot-water (heating) pipes, flanged pipes, calorifiers, heaters, sewage and sanitary castings heating appliances of all descriptions.

1957 Acquired Sanderson and Robinson

Note: Memories of working at the company from 1960 until its closure in January 1980 by Allan Barham are in the SMC Archives.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1877/08/31
  2. The London Gazette 18 December 1877
  3. Allan Barham 15 November 2019