Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 08/25/2016


Photo taken on August 24, 2016



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WA Baker


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Colonnade, St Peter's Square, Hereford 24 August 2016

Colonnade, St Peter's Square, Hereford 24 August 2016
This colonnade bears a foundry mark for WA Baker of Newport (see adjacent photograph).

WA Baker established the Westgate Works in Newport, Mon, in 1880. In 1938, the Whitehead Iron & Steel Co acquired a controlling interest. In 1957, after several years of close collaboration with the American firm Black Clawson (also seen as Clawsen) International, this firm acquired the works. It is still in operation today, manufacturing machinery for the recycling industry.

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