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1703 Ironworks established.
Early 1720s Pontypool produced tinplate on a commercial scale for the first time in Britain. Edward Allgood (1681-1763) was John Hanbury's principal agent in the ironworks and responsible for many improvements, including in japanning which formed the basis for his own business.
c.1770 Pontypool Forge and Tin Works, owned by G. C. Leigh, was one of 8 charcoal forges in the area
1851 Pontypool Iron Co was established; was this on the same site?
1858 George Claridge, of Pontypool Iron Works, in the county of Monmouth, Furnace Manager, and Richard S. Roper, F.G.S., F.C.S., of Ebbw Vale IronWorks, in the same county, gained a patent on improved method of manufacturing coke