Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 08/25/2016


Photo taken on August 24, 2016



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WA Baker Foundry Mark, Colonnade, St Peter's Square, Hereford 24 August 2016

WA Baker Foundry Mark, Colonnade, St Peter's Square, Hereford 24 August 2016
Foundry mark on the colonnade outside St Peter's Church. Although covered in generations of paint, the mark is still discernible as that of WA Baker's Westgate Foundry of Newport.

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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