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Newcastle Cranage Co

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Newcastle Cranage Company at High Bridge Works

1846 Founded by William Armstrong, with his friends Cruddas, Lambert, Donkin, and Potter.

The firm commissioned Henry Watson's High Bridge engineering works to construct the cranes

1847 The friends founded a new company W. G. Armstrong and Co to manufacture new hydraulic devices.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Biography of William Armstrong, ODNB