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Horton and Laird

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of Liverpool

Boiler and tank manufacturers

1824 William Laird established the Birkenhead Iron Works with his partner, Daniel Horton, to manufacture boilers - presumably Horton and Laird

1828 The partnership was dissolved, and Laird and his son John set up a new business, William Laird and Son initially as a boilerworks.


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