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T. W. Wedlake and Co

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Wedlake and Dendy of Iron Works, Hornchurch.

1803 Robert Wedlake owned a foundry here.

1818 It was known as Fairkyte Foundry at this date.

1850 His brother Thomas Wedlake started another small foundry at the old tanyard near the Bull Inn and called it Union Foundry.

They made portable engines from 3.5 to 20 nhp.

1870 W. Dendy joined as a partner and the company became Thomas W. Wedlake, W. Dendy and Co

1895 Dendy left the company and the company moved to the Iron Works.

1947 The company closed.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Steam Engine Builders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1950 by The Augustine Steward Press