Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 132,806 pages of information and 210,387 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
of Cathedral Buildings, Dean Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
1789 Company founded by William Chapman, Senior
1797 Patented a machine that could make rope of any length without a splice.
1873 Willington Quay Ropery destroyed by fire
1900 Incorporated as a Limited Company. The company was registered on 28 November, to acquire the business of manufacturers of steel wire, Russian hemp, manilla and other ropes of the firm of the same name. 
1900 Directors. R. Hood Haggie, Blythwood North, Osborne Road. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Chairman. Robert Charles Northwanger, Deneholme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Louis Zollner, Merchant, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Arthur Munro Sutherland (Managing Director - Sutherland Steam Shipping Co., Ltd.), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Stevenson Haggie, Highfield, Osborne Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Arthur Jameson Haggie, J.P., Willington Villa, Willington-upon-Tyne. Secretary. Stanley S. Haggie, 11, Queen Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
1914 Manufacturers of Wire and Manilla Rope. Specialities: Proprietors of several brands of Manilla Ropes and Binder Twine, Steel Ropes. 
1960 Wire ropes for all purposes.