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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John Brown (4)

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One of the founding partners of Redpath, Brown and Co

1802 With John Redpath, established a business of wholesale ironmongers, nail makers and iron merchants in Edinburgh

He was a pioneer in the design of wrought-iron suspension bridges.

1817 He designed a wire suspension footbridge of 110 feet span over the Tweed near Peebles, which was then constructed and used for more than a century.

1820 the style of the firm was altered to Redpath, Brown and Company.


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