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* 1861 Known as '''Ormerod, Richard and Son'''.
 
* 1861 Known as '''Ormerod, Richard and Son'''.
  
* 1863 they became '''Ormerod, Grierson and Company''' of Hulme Hall Road and Chester Road, Hulme.
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* 1863 they became '''Ormerod, Grierson and Company''' of Hulme Hall Road and Chester Road, Hulme. The factory was located on Hulme Hall Road, occupying land between the Bridgewater Canal and the adjacent railway viaduct. Apartment blocks have recently been built on the site.
  
 
* In the 1860s they built the ironwork for the Jumna (now Yumana) bridge in India. This was mentioned in Charles T Porter's memoirs.
 
* In the 1860s they built the ironwork for the Jumna (now Yumana) bridge in India. This was mentioned in Charles T Porter's memoirs.

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Ormerod, Grierson hand-operated crane at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum

Ormerod Grierson and Co of Manchester were iron and brass founders.

  • 1811 Established in Minshull Street.
  • 1861 Known as Ormerod, Richard and Son.
  • 1863 they became Ormerod, Grierson and Company of Hulme Hall Road and Chester Road, Hulme. The factory was located on Hulme Hall Road, occupying land between the Bridgewater Canal and the adjacent railway viaduct. Apartment blocks have recently been built on the site.
  • In the 1860s they built the ironwork for the Jumna (now Yumana) bridge in India. This was mentioned in Charles T Porter's memoirs.
  • 1876 Details of their multitubular boiler. [1]
  • 1881 May have made a steam locomotive.
  • 1892 They were known as St George's Ironworks.

Sources of Information

  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  • ‘Engineering Reminiscences’ by Charles T Porter, 1908, contains many references to Ormerod, Grierson. The American engineer worked closely with them on the design of high speed horizontal steam engines.
  1. The Engineer of 1stDecember 1876 p379