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Swingler and Son

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of Victoria Works, Derby

1853 Patent to Thomas Swingler, of Victoria Foundry, Litchurch, in the county of Derby for "Improvements in the permanent way of railways"[1]

1855 Thomas Swingler was operating the Victoria Iron Works.

1862 'Expeditious Work.— An anvil block, weighing twenty-two tons, for Messrs. Eastwood and Sons, was cast at Mr. Swingler's, Victoria Foundry, on Wednesday last. The mould was prepared and the casting run in twenty-three hours. For this huge casting twenty-five tons of iron were melted and run into the mould in the short space of two hours and a half. This is an achievement not before accomplished in this neighbourhood.'[2]

1867 Joined with James Eastwood and Sons (of Derby) to become Eastwood, Swingler and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 17 Oct 1856
  2. Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal, 31 October 1862