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ReferenceBDB 2
TitleCharcoal Iron Company Limited of Backbarrow
DescriptionBusiness and financial records
ContextThe first furnace was built at Backbarrow in 1711-1712 by William Rawlinson, John Machell, Stephen Crossfield and John Oliphant. In 1736 the Newland Company was founded by Richard Ford and Thomas Rigg with the construction of a furnace at Nibthwaite. These two companies were amalgamated in 1818 when the Newland Company took over the Backbarrow Company. The company became part of Harrison Ainslie and Company; then in 1917/18 the company's name changed to Charcoal Iron Company Ltd. The firm was later taken over by David Caird Limited in 1919.
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