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Thomas Spencer

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Thomas Spencer of Church Street, Bilston (1828), iron founder

of the Moat Forge, Tipton (1848)

of Vulcan Iron Works, West Bromwich (1851)

1841 Thomas Spencer 35, iron master, lived in West Bromwich with Jane Spencer 40[1]

1848 'At the Moat forge, belonging to Mr. Thomas Spencer, every description of hammered iron is made for marine engines and other uses' [2]

1851 Vulcan Iron Works, West Bromwich. Thomas Spencer. "Manufacturers of railway rims and axles and every description of hammered iron". Sole manufacturers of Chambers patent wrought iron railway wheels[3].

1853 of Vulcan iron Works, West Bromwich

1853 onwards, of Clough Hall Iron Works, Kidsgrove, near Stoke-upon-Trent.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) by Samuel Lewis
  3. Slater's Directory of Birmingham, Worcester & the Potteries, 1851