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Vulcan Iron Works Co

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Vulcan Works, Waterworks Street, Ipswich.

1861 Patent. '1767. And to Thomas Smith and George Taylor, of the Vulcan Works, Ipswich, for the invention of "improvements in horse rakes and cultivators, and in wheels for the same and other carriages."'[1]

1871 Acquired by John Weetman, formerly of Grantham and the Midlands.

1872 John Weetman and Co., of the Vulcan Iron Works, Ipswich.[2]

1873 April. At the Royal Dublin Society Show, 'John Weetman, Vulcan Iron Works, Ipswich, displays a fine collection of Harrows, horse rakes which merit attention.'[3]

1873 June John Weetman died age 34..

1874 William Clarke of the Vulcan Works, Ipswich, and formerly of Bury St. Edmunds.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:2 August 1861 Issue:22535 Page:3248
  2. The Ipswich Journal - Tuesday 01 October 1872
  3. Freeman's Journal - Wednesday 16 April 1873
  4. Bury and Norwich Post - Tuesday 30 June 1874