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Iron foundry and factory established by Richard Dawson in 1833 which employed blacksmiths and ironmongers to create a huge range of household and construction items. Diversification into steam engines and ship ownership followed as Dawson attempted to secure the mechanism and supplies to ensure success. The site, that included Dawson's house, was on lower George Street near the Quay. The business was sold to Thomas Mort in 1872.