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 163,411 pages of information and 245,908 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.

Newbridge Chain and Anchor Works

From Graces Guide

1812 Captain Samuel Brown established a company (known as Samuel Brown and Co and also Brown, Lenox and Co) with his cousin Samuel Lenox, based initially at Millwall in east London from 1812

1816 A larger works was established at Pontypridd (the site of a nail works previously operated by William Crawshay Brown (sic) - perhaps this refers to William Crawshay (1788-1867)? ), at Ynysangharad, beside the Glamorganshire Canal, close to large reserves of iron and coal.

Also referred to as Patent Iron Cable Works.

1866 The chain and anchor proving establishment had been licensed[1]

The firm went on to supply all of the chain to the Royal Navy until 1916, as well as the chains for Brunel's SS Great Eastern.

1979 the chain testing house was still operational.

Today little remains of the original chain works, most of the ground being occupied by large DIY stores.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1866/05/11