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Gresham and Heron

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or was this Heron and Gresham, of Manchester

1860 James Gresham, a draughtsman at Sharp, Stewart, saw the potential in Giffard's injector

1866 Having left Sharp Stewart, he formed a partnership with John Spier Heron, a wire mattress manufacturer, who added this product to his existing business[1]

1866 Gresham and Heron made arrangements with Giffard to manufacture the injectors in Britain as Gresham and Heron

1869/70 Thomas Craven joined the company but he was not 21 at that time, so presumably Heron, Gresham and Craven initially involved his father, James Craven[2]..

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] History of Westinghouse Brake and Signal
  2. Obituary of Tom Craven