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.

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.

Bordesley Iron Works

From Graces Guide

1822 An early record is of a bankruptcy: Daniel Moore, ironmaster of Bordesley Iron Works, Aston, Warwickshire[1].

1828 Advert: 'BORDESLEY IRON WORKS, BIRMINGHAM.
TO be SOLD, or LET upon Lease, Bordesley Iron Works, consisting of capital steam engine, with forge, merchant iron, boiler plate and rod iron mills, with small trail for rolling wire iron or horse-nail rods, six puddling furnaces, air chaffery and ball furnace, two charcoal fires and finery, two mill furnaces, turning lathe, with large warehouse, offices, pattern and smith's shop.
The above Works are advantageously situated upon the bank the Birmingham and Warwick Canal; are capable of manufacturing 50 tons of best iron per week, and are well adapted for making tin plates or steel, and a trifling expence may be converted into a mill for rolling metals and getting up wire.
For particulars, and to treat for the same, apply (post paid) to James Winter, Esq. 5, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, or Mr. Daniel Moore, Bordesley Park, who will shew the premises.'[2]

1835 Patent granted to Alexander Stocker (gentleman) of Yeovil, Somerset (guess this is the same as below??) for improvements in manufacturing horse shoes and other articles[3].

1835 Bankruptcy superseded: Daniel Moore, ironmaster of Bordesley Iron Works, Aston near Birmingham[4].

1835 New horseshoe produced by patented process using steam engine at a quarter of the cost of normal shoe, invention of Mr Alexander Stocker[5].

1836 Patent granted to Alexander Stocker of Bordesley Iron Works, Birmingham and Henry Downing of French Wall's iron works, Birmingham (gentlemen) for improvements in manufacturing rivets, screw blanks, and other articles[6].

1836 Advert: £100 reward for the manufacture and use of the Patent Horse Shoes. As many of the farriers of Bristol have threatened those who are employed to fix on or sell these articles, a reward of £20 was offered to a witness on the offender being found guilty. Advert placed by S Stocker, agent for G. J. Green and Co of Bordesley Iron Works, Birmingham[7].

1840 The partnership of William Daulton Dauncey and John Middleton Ashdown of the Bordesley Iron Works, Aston, Warwickshire was dissolved [8].

1850 Partnership between Richard Peyton and Jonathan Harlow of Bordesley Works, Aston, bedstead manufacturers.[9].

1850 Patent to Edward and Henry Peyton of Bordesley for bedstead design[10].

1851 Co-partnership between Richard Peyton, Jonathan Harlow and Edward Peyton, all of Bordesley Works, Aston, bedstead manufacturers[11].

See Peyton and Harlow

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Sources of Information

  1. Berrow's Worcester Journal, May 23, 1822
  2. Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Monday 14 April 1828
  3. Leicester Chronicle, 9 May 1835
  4. Derby Mercury, August 19, 1835
  5. The Bury and Norwich Post 9 December 1835
  6. Manchester Times and Gazette January 7, 1837
  7. Bristol Mercury, August 6, 1836
  8. Sheffield & Rotherham Independent, February 15, 1840
  9. National Archives, papers of Beale and Co., solicitors
  10. National Archives, papers of Beale and Co., solicitors
  11. National Archives, papers of Beale and Co., solicitors