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Ormerod, Grierson and Co

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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.
  • 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
  1. The Engineer of 1stDecember 1876 p379
  • ‘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.