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John Abbot and Co of Park Iron Works, Gateshead, were iron founders and steam and hydraulic engineers
Founded by John Abbot
1838 Mention of John Abbot and Co, Park Works, Gateshead.
1864 The company was registered on 25 July, to acquire the business of firm of the same name, as engineers and ironfounders. 
1866 Just opened new rolling mills and puddling furnaces covering an area of 340ft by 200ft with two chimneys 123 feet high. Longer description in The Engineer. 
1870 250-ton hydraulic chain testing machine for Lloyd‘s Chain Testing Co., Walker-on-Tyne.
1894 Changes to their engineering department mentioned. 
May have built a locomotive for their own use
1910 Works closed