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Pontnewynydd Forge

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c.1860 The Pontnewynydd Forge was owned by Messrs. Williams and Co., who operated it as an ordinary ironmaking establishment.

The Williams were unsuccessful and the forge was then closed for some years

Subsequently purchased by a limited company, who worked it for a short time chiefly producing a superior class of bar iron.

After that company failed, the forge was purchased by W. T. Henley who made re-arrangements and improvements making it the most commodious works in the district.

1871 The forge had been adapted for wire making; Mr. E. Riley was the manager - he developed an improved method of coiling wire[1]

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  1. The Engineer 1871