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William Garland and Son

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1842 William Marshall branched out on his own and purchased the defunct engineering works of William Garland and Son at Back Street Foundry in Gainsborough.

1848 Company established.

1849 Renamed as Britannia Ironworks and commenced production of road steam engines.

1857 His son James Marshall become a partner in the company; the name was changed to William Marshall and Son.


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