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Redcliffe Crown

Redcliffe Crown
Corrugated iron maker's mark in the roof of a derelict holiday home at Dromineer in the Irish Republic

Galvanised iron with the Redcliffe brand stamp has been manufactured since mid-1874 by a partnership between William Bomford Wright and Joseph Tinn, trading under the name W.B. Wright & Co., Chapel Street, St. Philip’s, Bristol. The trademarks and goodwill associated with the Redcliffe Crown Galvanised Iron Works were acquired by John Lysaght Ltd on 21 May 1895 for £990. In 1920 Lysaght sold its British interests to Guest Keen and Nettlefolds (GKN). While the brands ‘Queen’s Head,’ ‘Fleur-de-Lis’ and ‘Orb’ were continued from previous times, the Redcliffe Crown brand seems to have been discontinued at that time.

Information from: Redcliffe Crown Corrugated Iron in Australasia, Its History, Marketing and Distribution 1875-1921 - Dirk HR Spennemann

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Interesting. Lysaght's nephews went on of course, to found the Orb Works in Newport, the Transporter Bridge being built to provide access for their workers across the river.
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