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Webster and Co

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of Deptford, Sunderland

Assumed to be located at the premises called Webster's Ropery

1891 Webster and Sons of Deptford, Sunderland produced a steel rope 4 miles long and weighing 20 tons, for a colliery in south west England. The cranes at the yard and at the goods station were unable to lift the load all at once, so it was made up into three coils, allowing the slack between them to hang, and the coils were lifted one at a time.[1]

1937 Wire rope manufacturers.[2]

1967 Acquired by British Ropes Ltd

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