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1874 Brief reference in 'The Engineer' to the Outwood Iron Company having just completed one of their new blast furnaces, which is ready for blowing in 
1876 'The Engineer' of 30th March briefly reported that the 'Oatwood' furnace was being blown in again after having been stopped for several months for repairs.
Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1876 (Part 1) lists the Outwood Iron Co Ltd, manufacturers of hematite and other pig iron. Ducie Chambers, 57 Market Street. Works: Ringley Road, near Manchester. Secretary J C Payne. Also listed: Payne & Co iron, coke, metal & mineral merchants, sole agents for the Outwood Iron Co. Ltd., Ducie Chambers, 57 Market Street. John C Payne’s home address: 3 Grove Terrace, Higher Broughton