A History of the Musgraves of Musgrave & Co., Ltd

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Christopher

A History of the Musgraves of Musgrave & Co., Ltd

Post by Christopher » 03 Feb 2008, 01:59

The firm of Musgrave & Co Ltd like many of the old established industrial undertakings of the age, grew from comparatively small beginnings as a family business to the peak of its status over the 120 years of its operations.

The company was first mentioned in the 1843 - 1844 Directory of Belfast and the Province of Ulster, where it was entered as Musgrave & Bros. Hardware Merchants, at 99 High Street. The company was well established by the 1850ÔÇÖs, both as Hardware Merchants and as manufacturers of their own patent slow combustion stoves and patent stable and cow-house fittings. Additional premises were a Warehouse and Offices in 99 and 63 High Street and an Engineering Works in Ann Street with a Foundry.

The article on the website was researched, written and prepared by F. J. Ferris for the Heritage Group of the CIBSE December, 2001 with acknowledgements to the Linenhall Library Belfast, the Belfast Central Library and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland for their assistance and information. http://tiny.cc/See9O

Christopher

Re: A History of the Musgraves of Musgrave & Co., Ltd

Post by Christopher » 12 Dec 2008, 00:14

A short history of the Musgraves of Belfast and Musgrave & Company
http://www.hevac-heritage.org/victorian ... rave's.htm

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