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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"
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.'