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Wexford Engineering Co

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of Wexford, Ireland.

The firm had its origins as R. and F. Keane of Cappoquin Foundry, where they made agricultural machinery under the STAR brand. It seems that they continued a connection with Cappoquin Foundry, as in 1902 they advertised for sale a large quantity of plant used on reclamation works, namely steam engines, boilers, pumps, steam cranes, winches, etc., at the Foundry, Cappoquin[1]

1897 'Fatal Accident at Wexford. — An accident occurred at the Wexford Engineering Company's works yesterday, which resulted in the death of Joseph Maxwell, 23, a brother of the general manager. While passing under a suction pump a long metal pipe fell on his head, causing instantaneous death. Another employee of the firm had a very narrow escape.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Freeman's Journal, 10 February 1900
  2. Morning Post, 5 November 1897