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East and West India Dock Co

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By 1839 The East and West India Dock Co was in operation[1]

1840s Henry Daniel Martin was in charge of new works at the docks

1866-70 Further works at the docks

1879 'EAST INDIA DOCK EXTENSION. Under the most favourable auspices the East and West India Dock Company on Saturday last opened a new entrance and basin in the East India Docks, ......The whole of the works have been designed and carried out under the supervision of the dock company's engineer, Mr. A. Manning; the resident engineer on the works being Mr. B. Stockman. Messrs. Merritt and Ashby were the contractors for the dock works and warehouses ; Mr. Henry Turner, their representative, being in charge of the works. The gates and hydraulic machines at the entrance, as well as the hydraulic quay cranes, have been constructed by the East Ferry Road Engineering Company, Limited. The pumping engines of indicated horse-power and the capstans were manufactured by Messrs. Tannett, Walker, and Co., of Leeds, the engines being at the export entrance of the docks, and the hydraulic warehouse cranes, &c., by Messrs. Bells, Lightfoot, and Co., of Newcastle.[2]

1900 By Act of Parliament, the London and St. Katherine Docks Co and the East and West India Dock Co were amalgamated to form the London and India Docks Co. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 29, 1839
  2. East London Observer, 9th August 1879
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908