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Swinney Brothers

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of Wansbeck Ironworks, Morpeth. [1]

1896 Exhibited various machines including a plastic brick, pipe, and tile-making machine, with crushing rollers, and double-delivery pug mill. This appliance was capable of making 40,000 bricks in one day.[2]

1923 The company acquired the rights to be sole manufacturers of The Smith's patented oil-burning installations by The Smiths Dock Co. The Swinney Brothers have done most of the actual manufacture in the past for the Smiths Dock Co.[3]

Later became Swinney

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