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T. C. Fawcett

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of Burmantofts Foundry, Cromwell Street, Leeds

1862 Thomas Constantine Fawcett started business as a maker of engineers' tools at Victoria Works, Shannon Street, Leeds.

c.1867 Began manufacture of brick-making machines, and expanded into all kinds of clay-working machinery, particularly for making wire-cut bricks from semi-dry and stiff plastic clay.

1886 The business was moved to the Whitehouse Engineering Works, Hunslet Road, Leeds - see Thomas C. Fawcett

1895 Incorporated as a company.

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