Company timeline: 1880s

A swing bridge, an engine powered by town gas, and more.

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Date
Event
Significance
Source
1880Building of a swing bridge over the lock leading from the Severn to the docks. Dismantled around 1962.Product newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
1880S.S. Sabrina steam vessel commissioned.Product NewsOwner Carol Steggles (2015)
1881S.S. Sabrina launched.Product NewsOwner Carol Steggles (2015)
1882Development of engine powered by town gas and fitted with ignition.Product newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
06/01/1883Council agreed to allow railway crossing over Baker Street to Midland sidings.Company newsGlos. Journal. Done’s Index E1263
1885Council – permission recommended to lay down rails and turntables on one side of Church Street.Company newsGlos. Journal. Done’s Index A1162
1888Hydraulic accumulators of 4500 psi were built.Product newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
04/02/1888F & P have completed a contract for building a bridge across the Ganges at Benares.Product newsGlos. Journal. Done’s Index  D994
23/02/1889Strike of some employees at F & P about overtime pay.Peopl newsGlos. Journal. Done’s Index  D1005

 

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