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Heron, Gresham and Craven

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1874. Giffard's Injector.

of Craven Iron Works, Ordsall Lane, Manchester, engineers

Previously Gresham and Heron

1869/70 Thomas Craven joined John Spier Heron and James Gresham in their business. Makers of sewing machines, a patent woven wire mattress, and Giffard's Injectors for steam boilers, vacuum brake and other equipment for trains. Possibly this involved James Craven in the partnership[1] as Tom Craven was under 21.

1874 Advert: Makers of Giffard's patent injector.

1875 John Speir Heron left the company in April due to ill health. The firm was continued by James Gresham and Thomas Craven as Gresham and Craven[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Obituary of Tom Craven
  2. London Gazette 23 April 1875
  • Heron, Gresham and Craven by David Best [1]