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Hennet and Co

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June 1872.

Bridgewater Iron Works, Bridgewater (now spelt Bridgwater), Somerset.

Successor to Hennet, Spink and Else.

1870 'THE BRIDGWATER IRON WORKS, The failure of which was announced some time since, have been re-opened. Mr Hennet, one of the former proprietors, has been joined by other gentlemen, well known in Bristol, and possessed of plenty of capital and enterprise, and under these favourable auspices the new undertaking promises to be very successful.'[1]

1871 Hennet & Co advertising for a boiler maker[2]

1873 F. C. Hennet was advertising for fitters[3]

1873 'NEW CRANE FOR BASIN [Exeter]. Tenders had been invited for a new ten-ton crane at the Basin, and that of Messrs. Hennett [sic] and Co., of the Bridgwater Iron Works, at £350, was accepted.'[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Taunton Courier and Western Advertiser, 6 July 1870
  2. Bristol Mercury, 11 November 1871
  3. Western Gazette, 8 August 1873
  4. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, 13 June 1873