John Abbot and Company Limited 1776 - 1909

Safety lamp maker
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom

based in Gateshead, England; 1776 - founded by Joseph Abbot; 1812- succeeded by his son John Abbot (d. 1863) who enlarged the business; 1836 - Park Works established with brass and iron foundries, machine shops and smithies with anchor works and chain cable works added later. The works had a connection to the North-eastern railway line, and a water frontage to the river Tyne; 1863 - Abbot was succeeded by John George Abbot and William Brown; 1864 - company with limited liability; 1909 - went into liquidation