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R. W. Swinburne and Co

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of Newcastle-upon-Tyne


Partners were Robert Walter Swinburne, George Stephenson and Nicholas Wood

The works fronted the Tyne river with Mill Dam to the suoth and Coronation Street, Station Road and Ferry Street to the east and north.

1850 Supplied half the glass for the Crystal Palace with James Hartley and Co of Sunderland supplying the remainder

1865 Works closed

1868 Business rescued by Charles Mark Palmer and became the Tyne Plate Glass Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Lost Industries of the Tyne by Alan Morgan, Ken Smith and Tom Yellowley. Published 2013. ISBN 978 1 85795 216 2