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William Truswell

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of Durham Foundry, Harleston street, Sheffield

c.1870 A foundry was established being operated by the Truswells, a firm of heating engineers, to provide the radiator and boiler parts they needed.

c.1885 Truswells sold the foundry to Charles Butcher, who may possibly have been their foreman.

He ran it until 1900 when, on his retirement, he sold it to Arthur Naylor and his brother-in-law, Charles Oxley. They converted it into a limited company, Charles Butcher and Co. Ltd.

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  • [1] Durham Foundry