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Schneider, Hannay and Co

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Partnership of Henry William Schneider and Robert Hannay

Owners of rich red haematite mines in Furness

1858 Schneider, Hannay and Co bought land from the Furness Railway at Hindpool on which to build new furnaces

1859 Established the Ironworks of Schneider, Hannay and Co at Barrow. This ensured the future prosperity of the Furness Railway.

This eventually became the steelworks and blast furnace plant of the Barrow Hematite Steel Co[1]

1865 Barrow Hematite Steel Co erected premises alongside Schneider and Hannay's iron works which it then purchased. Ten blast furnaces gave an output of 5,000-5,500 tons a week - recognised as largest ironworks in world.

1866 January 1st: the firm ceased to exist as a separate entity.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Barrow Steel Web Site