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Dorset Iron Foundry

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Displayed at Poole Museum
Manhole cover spotted in Boscombe.

Dorset Ironfoundry Co Ltd of West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset

1878 Built at least one narrow-gauge locomotive.[1]

1880 Dorset Iron Foundry Company Limited. Registered September 14th 1880, Capital £5,000.[2]

1881 Mention. Mr Tarant, manager, Dorset Iron Foundry.[3]

1882 Made two small locomotives for the Auckland Timber Co., New Zealand. These could also be used for driving machinery[4][5]

Replacement sluice gates and operating mechanisms for Throop Mill, Hurn, Dorset, made by the Dorset Iron Foundry Company in Poole and by Lott and Walne, probably in 1936 [6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 25 September 1880
  3. Hampshire Advertiser - Saturday 19 August 1882
  4. [1]Online article
  5. [2] Online photograph of locomotive
  6. [3] British Listed Buildings web page concerning Throop Mill