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Worsley Mesnes Ironworks

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of Wigan. See also Worsley Mesnes Co

1850 Company established by R. J. and E. Coupe.

1887 Company purchased by Messrs. Melling - presumably John William Melling, Samuel Melling

1909 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1914 Managing Director: J. Arthur Melling. Chairman: J. W. Melling.

1914 Engineers, Ironfounders etc. Specialities: heavy winding engines for collieries in which are embodied the firm's patents for automatic expansion gear, reversing and steam brake engines with patent controlling gear for preventing overwinding. [1]

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