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Tyne Iron Co

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Tyne Iron Company, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1797 Ironworks opened

1805 'TYNE IRON OFFICE. THE Proprietors of THE TYNE IRON WORKS, at Lemington, respectfully acquaint their Friends and the Public, that they have removed their Office from Westgate-street, to the Quayside, opposite the High Crane, where they have established a Warehouse, for an Assortment of their Bar Iron, which will be regularly supplied from their Works, and where Orders for Malleable Iron, Pig Iron, and Castings, will be received, as well as at the Manufactory at Lemington.
From the Approbation which their iron has received, they are confirmed in their expectation, that it will be found fit for the general use of the Country, and well calculated for most of the purposes to which Swedish Iron can applied, they have been favoured with many Certificates to this Effect, one of which, founded on Scientific Experiments, is subjoined.
"Being desirous of making a Trial of the Lemington Iron, for the Purpose of ascertaining whether is of such Quality as to juftify its being adopted for the Use of the Collieries under my Charge, I ordered Crooks, Chains, Screw Bolts, aud sundry other small Articles, to made of Lemington and of the best Swedish Iron, at the same time. The Result was, that in my own, as well as the Opinion of several experienced Workmen, who were present, the one had not a Preference over the other, either in the Labour required, or in the Appearance when manufactured. I afterwards tried their comparative Strengths by screwing several Screw Bolts of about Half an inch Diameter until the Screw stript, and found that the Swedish Iron did not exceed Lemington more than one twentieth Part in Strength. I also had several Axles, for small Wheel Carriages, made of the Lemington and the Swedish Iron, which were afterwards tried in a Lathe, and no perceptible Difference was observable." (Signed) THOMAS FENWICK, D'pton, September, 1804.'[1]

1886 Company closed. The works were largely demolished

1903 Some of the buildings and chimneys were still standing when the Lemington Power Station power station was built amongst them.

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Sources of Information

  1. Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware's Whitehaven Advertiser - Tuesday 8th January 1805