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City Limerick Foundry

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Originally established as the High Street Foundry by Harrison Lee

1840 Selling quarry tools, threshing machines, winnowing machines, turnip cutters, boilers, field and garden rollers, steamers and horse ploughs.[1]

1841 Name changed to City Limerick Foundry. Advertising bells and pumps of all sizes and dimensions.[2]

1841 Harrison Lee was commissioned to cast the gates and railings of St Mary's Cathedral on Bridge Street.[3]

1843 Harrison Lee was manufacturing steam engines to his own design.[4]

1848 Advertised a variety of products that included a range of bells suitable for church, chapel or farming use.[5]

c1849 See Harrison Lee and Sons

    • Note: Limerick Museum displays a church bell made by the foundry in 1863.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Limerick Chronicle 22 July 1840
  2. Limerick Chronicle 31 July 1841
  3. Lee, David & Jacobs, Debbie (eds.), James Pain Architect, Limerick Civic Trust, Limerick, 2005, p. 330.
  4. Limerick Chronicle 5 August 1843
  5. Limerick Chronicle 12 August 1848
  • Limerick Iron Foundries 1806-1989 (Unpublished article) by Patrick McDonnell Nov 2008 – May 2010