Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,173 pages of information and 245,641 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Weardale Steel, Coal and Coke Co

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of Tudhoe Iron Works, Spennymoor.

1899 Christopher Furness set up the company, which was registered on 28 September, to take over the business of the Weardale Iron and Coal Co[1] by purchase from Messrs. Barings.

1900 Acquired the whole of the ordinary shares of Cargo Fleet Iron Co and invested in modernisation of that plant[2]

1908 A party from the Iron and Steel Institute visited Weardale Power Station. The station was equipped with four 1650 horse-power alternators, driven by four "Nesdrum" water tube boilers, generating at 3kV, 40 cycles per second. A sub-station transforms the current to 20,000 volts for transmission to the north and also by overhead line to the south. A motor generator is installed in the engine-house to supply the local direct current load.[3]

1915 The Waste Heat and Gas Electrical Generating Station Ltd was intending to install extra generating plant at Weardale Power Station[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times, May 27, 1905
  3. ISI visit note
  4. The Times Mar. 15, 1915