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Dover Engineering Works

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November 1933. Elkington cover.

of Dour Iron Foundry, Dover

1830 Established by A. L. Thomas [1].

Later known as A. L. Thomas and Sons

1902 Public company.

1910 Making steam isolating valves branded as D.E.W. valves, intended for use with high pressure isolated steam. [2]

1949 Company made private.

1956 Company reverted to public company.

1961 Engineers and iron founders, specialising in the manufacture of manhole, duct and trench covers and frame constructions used in roadways, docks, factories and airports. Brand name GATIC. 220 employees.

1977 Newman Industries bid for the shares in Dover Engineering that it did not already own[3].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'Dover & Folkestone Locals' forum - discussion thread on Dover Engineering Works. Contains many photographs of the foundry and its products
  2. 'Engineering' 24 June 1910
  3. The Times, 8 October 1977