Leeds Forge Company 1874 - 1923

Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

1874 - founded by Samson Fox with financial backing from Scotts of Greenock, (the Clyde shipbuilders). Their initial product was straight and crank axles for locomotives. 1877 - lodged patent for the Corrugated Furnace. 1889 - exhibited cast iron vases at the Paris Exhibition. 1920 - acquired the Bristol Wagon and Carriage Co and the Newlay Wheel Co. 1923 - purchased by Cammell Laird who subsequently closed the Armley factory in 1929.

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