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R. Hood Haggie and Son

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January 1906.

of Cathedral Buildings, Dean Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

1789 Company founded by William Chapman, Senior

1793 When William died the business was carried on by his sons William Chapman, Junior and Edward Chapman.

1797 Patented a machine that could make rope of any length without a splice.

1843 The lease of Chapman's Ropery taken over by Robert Hood Haggie, Senior having fallen out with his family at the South Shore Works - see Haggie Brothers

1873 Willington Quay Ropery destroyed by fire

1900 Incorporated as a Limited Company. The company was registered on 28 November, to acquire the business of manufacturers of steel wire, Russian hemp, manilla and other ropes of the firm of the same name. [1]

1900 Directors. R. Hood Haggie, Blythwood North, Osborne Road. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Chairman. Robert Charles Northwanger, Deneholme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Louis Zollner, Merchant, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Arthur Munro Sutherland (Managing Director - Sutherland Steam Shipping Co., Ltd.), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Stevenson Haggie, Highfield, Osborne Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Arthur Jameson Haggie, J.P., Willington Villa, Willington-upon-Tyne. Secretary. Stanley S. Haggie, 11, Queen Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.[2]

1914 Manufacturers of Wire and Manilla Rope. Specialities: Proprietors of several brands of Manilla Ropes and Binder Twine, Steel Ropes. [3]

1959 British Ropes acquired R. Hood Haggie and Son with its subsidiaries Glaholm and Robson and Dixon and Corbitt

1960 Wire ropes for all purposes. [4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Newcastle Courant - Saturday 01 December 1900
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. Mining Year Book 1960. Published by Walter E. Skinner. Advert p369