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of Rotherhithe, London. Also known as Rotherhithe Ironworks.
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c1800 Members of the Howard family became connected with the [[King and Queen Ironworks|King and Queen Iron Works]], Rotherhithe<ref>Obituary of Thomas Howard</ref>
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1840 [[Thomas Howard]] joined the King and Queen Iron Works. The work was a scrap-iron rolling mill, and had a considerable reputation for the iron produced. A forge was now added, allowing  the heaviest of iron work to be made for marine and other engines.
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1845 After a number of experiments, Howard succeeded in rolling at one heating the links with enlarged ends for the suspension bridge at [[Pesth Bridge|Pesth]].
  
 
1853 [[Herbert Howard Keeling]] went to Russia to test some suspension-bridge bars on behalf of his uncle, [[Thomas Howard|Mr. Thomas Howard]], of the King and Queen Iron Works, Rotherhithe.  
 
1853 [[Herbert Howard Keeling]] went to Russia to test some suspension-bridge bars on behalf of his uncle, [[Thomas Howard|Mr. Thomas Howard]], of the King and Queen Iron Works, Rotherhithe.  
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Keeling invented an efficient mode of consuming the smoke from the furnaces.  
 
Keeling invented an efficient mode of consuming the smoke from the furnaces.  
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see [[Howard, Ravenhill and Co]]
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 15:29, 8 July 2020

of Rotherhithe, London. Also known as Rotherhithe Ironworks.

c1800 Members of the Howard family became connected with the King and Queen Iron Works, Rotherhithe[1]

1840 Thomas Howard joined the King and Queen Iron Works. The work was a scrap-iron rolling mill, and had a considerable reputation for the iron produced. A forge was now added, allowing the heaviest of iron work to be made for marine and other engines.

1845 After a number of experiments, Howard succeeded in rolling at one heating the links with enlarged ends for the suspension bridge at Pesth.

1853 Herbert Howard Keeling went to Russia to test some suspension-bridge bars on behalf of his uncle, Mr. Thomas Howard, of the King and Queen Iron Works, Rotherhithe.

On the expiration of his apprenticeship Keeling went to assist Howard at those works, in which he became a partner in 1861.

Keeling invented an efficient mode of consuming the smoke from the furnaces.

see Howard, Ravenhill and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. Obituary of Thomas Howard