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Monk Bridge Iron and Steel Co

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January 1920.
July 1962.
Monk Bridge Iron Works from the air.
View of the works; an 1853 oil painting.
25-ton ingot cast at Monk Bridge.
Open hearth refineries.
Gas producers.
Steel furnaces.
Casting shop.
Tyre ingot slicing shop.
15-ton forging hammer.
Steel weldless tyres and rings.
Ingot and bloom stockyard.
2,000 ton forging press.
Heat treatment department.
Locomotive crank axles.
Company book.
Axle turning shop.
No.2 machine shop.
No. 5 shunting engine at Monk Bridge.
Crank lathe in axle turning shop.
Open hearth refinery.
Best Yorkshire iron puddling furnaces.
10 and 14 inch bar rolling mills.
19 inch bar rolling mill.

of Leeds.

1886 The company was registered on 28 July, to take over the business carried on under the style of the Monk Bridge Iron Co, which had been established in 1851. [1]. The subscribers to the new company were:[2]

1903 Maker of iron bars, plates, forgings, etc.; special steel tyres, crank-axles, straight-axles, forgings, etc.; and cast-steel locomotive wheel centres.

1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history. The company was still in the hands of the Kitson family.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Engineer 1886/08/06