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Thomas Vaughan and Co

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Ironmasters, of Middlesbrough

1859 Elwon, Malcolm and Co built iron works at Clay Lane, comprising three blast-furnaces

1863 Three more furnaces were added

Subsequently became the property of Thomas Vaughan and Co

By 1873 Thomas Vaughan and Co had taken over from Garbutt, when they were reported to have 36 puddling furnaces and two forges.

Acquired the Southbank ironworks from Major Elwon

By 1878 the company was out of business, at which time it was claimed that the sheds had fallen in.

1879 The Southbank Works were taken over by Bolckow, Vaughan and Co[1]

By 1893 the Clay Lane Iron works were owned by the Clay Lane Iron Co.

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