Tyne and Wear HER(3487): Gateshead, Pipewellgate, Iron Foundry - Details
Gateshead, Pipewellgate, Iron Foundry
Shown on 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. This may have been the concern of John Whinfield who owned an iron foundry in Pipewellgate in the 18th century. In 1798, Whinfield became the sole agent for Andrew Meikle's threshing machine and in 1803 the sole agent for Richard Trevithick's locomotive engine. Between 1804-5, a prototype railway locomotive was built and used as a stationary engine in the Pipewellgate foundry. Whinfield then lost the agency.
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