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Richard White and Sons

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Richard White and Sons of Ditton Road Engineering Works, Widnes, Cheshire

1869 Company established by Richard White

1914 Engineers and merchants. Specialities: railway equipment including steel rails, sleepers, railway chairs, railway fastenings, switches and crossings, lever boxes, turntables, stopblocks, steel sleepers, light portable railways, aerial wire ropeways, patent cableways, runways, ropeway conveyors, self-loading ropeways, band conveyors. Also owned a large ship-breaking wharf near Garston, well equipped with steam cranes and the necessary plant for breaking up old steamers. Employees: Office, 16. [1]

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