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G. B. Thorneycroft and Co

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of Shrubbery Iron Works, Wolverhampton

1824 George Benjamin Thorneycroft and his brother Edward Thorneycroft established the Shrubbery Iron Works

1841 The partnership of G. B. and E. Thorneycroft, of Shrubbery Ironworks and Bradley Ironworks, was dissolved[1]

1842 G. B. Thorneycroft (Shrubbery Ironworks) were amongst several Wolverhampton forges which had closed[2]

1851 Award at the 1851 Great Exhibition. See details at 1851 Great Exhibition: Reports of the Juries: Class V. Exhibited Brigg's patent compound axle, tire and rails.

1855 Exhibited manufactured iron at the 1855 Paris Exhibition

1862 Accident at Bradley Colliery, Bilston which the company owned[3]

1877 Closed and sold the Shrubbery and Swan Garden Ironworks[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 02, 1841
  2. The Times, May 04, 1842
  3. The Times, May 31, 1862
  4. The Times, Dec 28, 1877