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1882 Bolckow, Vaughan & Company Ltd


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Stock Code BVC1882

Company Bolckow, Vaughan & Co. Ltd, a Cleveland-based steelworks.
Description Transfer certificate showing the transfer of 20 shares.
Issued To Joseph Ruston of Sheaf Iron Works, Lincoln. Transfer from Thomas McLachlan of Darlington.
Issue Date 11th September 1882
Company Officers
W Richardson Secretary Actual signature
Size 20cm wide x 14 cm high

Framed Certificate Price : 100.00

Certificate Only Price : 55.00

A perfect personalised gift for someone who:

  • works or worked in the iron and steel industry or
  • has the surname Bolckow, Vaughan, Ruston, McLachlan, or Richardson
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Joseph Ruston

Born Chatteris, Cambs in 1835, he went on to become the founder and owner of Ruston, Proctor & Company in 1857, a Lincoln-based industrial equipment manufacturer employing 1600 men. RPC became a public company in 1889, Joseph Ruston receiving 465,000 as the proceeds of the flotation. RPC was taken over by GEC in 1967.

Joseph Ruston died in 1897.

Bolckow, Vaughan & Company

The company was founded in 1850 and incorporated in 1865, when it was capitalised at 699,000. In 1895 the Clay Lane Iron Company was acquired for 215,000. It became the biggest iron producer in Britain and possibly the largest steel producer in the world, however was liquidated in 1929, and taken over by Dorman Long. At its peak it employed 9,500 coal miners.


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