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Joseph Foster and Sons

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of Bow Lane Ironworks and Soho Foundry, Preston, Lancs

1860 Company established by Joseph Foster

1877 Bow Lane Ironworks were built.

1882 His sons Francis Foster and James Yates Foster joined the firm.

1886 Soho Foundry of Preston was bought (presumably Joseph Clayton and Sons‎?)

1889 Works leased at 20 Whitefriars Street, London.

1914 Engineers and manufacturers of printing machines. Specialities: book and newspaper printing and folding machines of all kinds, steam engines, boilers, mining machinery, chemical machinery and general engineering. Employees 700. [1]

1928 Acquired Yates and Thom - became Foster, Yates and Thom

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