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Dewrance and Co

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Photographed in Punta Arenas, Chile.
Photographed in Punta Arenas, Chile.
March 1957.

Dewrance and Co of 158 Great Dover Street, London.

1835 This business was founded in London by Joseph Woods, with the elder John Dewrance as a partner.

1842 When Woods died it became Dewrance & Co., manufacturing engine and boiler accessories.

1844 Company founded.

1879 John Dewrance, the younger, inherited the business which had been left to him by his father.

1894 Article and illustration on a Glass Protector for Water Gauges in 'The Engineer'[1]

1894 Catalogue of Engine and Boiler Fittings.[2]

1912 Exhibited oil pump at the Non-Ferrous Metals Exhibition at the Royal Agricultural Halls.[3].

1922 Maker of engine and boiler fittings and metal for bearing surfaces.

1938 Private company.

1961 General engineers. Boiler mountings and valve makers. 2,000 employees.[4]

  • Gauges on Galloway boiler. Exhibit at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 26th January 1894 p64
  2. The Engineer of 14th September 1894 p238
  3. The Times, 19 June 1912
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE