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Samuel Beale and Co

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Company established by Samuel Beale

1842 Listed as a manufacturer in the Birmingham area [1]

1853 Samuel Beale and Co acquired interest in the "Parkgate Iron Works of Messrs. Samuel Beale and Co of Birmingham"[2]

1854 Samuel Beale and Co produced the cast iron armour plating for Isambard Kingdom Brunel's famous steamship the SS Great Eastern.

1864 Samuel Beale retired and his son William Lansdowne Beale incorporated the company under the name Parkgate Iron Company Limited which was launched as a joint-stock company [3]

1888 The company's name was changed to Parkgate Iron and Steel Co.

1934 See Park Gate Iron and Steel Co: 1934 Review

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Friday, Mar 11, 1842
  2. The Times, Monday, May 16, 1853
  3. The Times, 26 April 1864