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Tees Side Iron Works

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1857 Thomas Snowden and William Hopkins established the Tees Side Iron Works comprised of two small furnaces, as well as bar and rail mills.

1865 Gilkes, Wilson and Co of Tees Side Engine Works merged with Hopkins and Co and the name became Hopkins, Gilkes and Co

1875 Hopkins, Gilkes and Co, of Teesside Ironworks, ceased construction of locomotives and changed the company name to Teesside Iron and Engine Works Co.

1896 The Tees Furnace Co was formed to acquire the Tees Side Iron Works which were subsequently dismantled.

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