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J. N. Richardson, Sons and Owden

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of Donegall Square North, Belfast

1853 'THE ECONOMY OF WATER-POWER - MESSRS. M'ADAM'S TURB1NE.
A Paper under this title in the Practical Mechanics' Journal of this month (April) details some extraordinary results which have just been obtained from a turbine erected at the works of Messrs. Richardson, Sons, & Owden, of Bessbrook, Newry, from the designs of, and made by, Messrs. M'Adam, of the Soho Foundry, Belfast. The works at Bessbrook are driven bv the combined power of two steam-engines and the turbine in question; and a set of experiments have recently been made under the direction of Mr. Dempster [Robert Dempster], the manager ......'
Belfast News-Letter, 13 April 1853

1876 The company was registered on 28 March, to take over the business of linen manufacturers of the firm of the same name. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908