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Wren and Hopkinson

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Wren & Hopkinson of London Road Ironworks, Altrincham Street Manchester. The address also appears as Temple Street, Manchester. The works was evidently at the junction of these two streets, on the west side of Temple Street. The area has now been completely redeveloped.

  • Maker of stationary engines. [1]
  • Other products included gears for mills and steamships, waterwheels, hydraulic presses & pumps.
  • John Hopkinson, one of the partners, started as an apprentice with Wren & Bennett, eventually becoming a partner in that company. Two of his sons, John and Edward, became famous in the field of electrical engineering.

Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10