Company timeline: 1880s
A swing bridge, an engine powered by town gas, and more.
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|1880||Building of a swing bridge over the lock leading from the Severn to the docks. Dismantled around 1962.||Product news||D5926/1 (Centenary Book)|
|1880||S.S. Sabrina steam vessel commissioned.||Product News||Owner Carol Steggles (2015)|
|1881||S.S. Sabrina launched.||Product News||Owner Carol Steggles (2015)|
|1882||Development of engine powered by town gas and fitted with ignition.||Product news||D5926/1 (Centenary Book)|
|06/01/1883||Council agreed to allow railway crossing over Baker Street to Midland sidings.||Company news||Glos. Journal. Done’s Index E1263|
|1885||Council – permission recommended to lay down rails and turntables on one side of Church Street.||Company news||Glos. Journal. Done’s Index A1162|
|1888||Hydraulic accumulators of 4500 psi were built.||Product news||D5926/1 (Centenary Book)|
|04/02/1888||F & P have completed a contract for building a bridge across the Ganges at Benares.||Product news||Glos. Journal. Done’s Index D994|
|23/02/1889||Strike of some employees at F & P about overtime pay.||Peopl news||Glos. Journal. Done’s Index D1005|