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Rainhill Iron Works

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of St. Helens

1851 Employing 20 hands.[1]

1851 'Not far in from the pavilion a triumphal arch had been constructed a from a design by Messrs. Melling and Son, of Rainhill Ironworks' - On the visit of Queen Victoria.[2]

1857 Patent. '957. And Thomas Melling, of the Rainhill Iron Works, near Prescot, in the county of Lancaster, Engineer, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in taps or valves, and in apparatus to prevent the overflowing of and letting off the water from baths.'[3]

1866 Thomas Melling of the Rainhill Iron Works concerning tenders to fit the boilers at the Union Workhouse.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. Liverpool Mercury - Friday 14 March 1851
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:18 August 1857 Issue:22032 Page:2823
  4. Liverpool Mercury - Friday 07 September 1866