Sydney Foundry and Engineering Works

Engineering and smelting business which specialised in casting iron and brass for parlour grates, kitchen ranges and balcony railings.

Milestone
Merged into
1855
Position
Property
Owned by
1821
Owned by
1842 - 1855
Type

Russell, Peter Nicol

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2012

Engineer and businessman Peter Nicol Russell was a force in manufacturing, importing and sales of all kinds of metal work and engineering supplies, providing components for many large projects in nineteenth-century Sydney. Although he retired to Britain, he endowed the School of Engineering at the University of Sydney, to help it produce a new generation of engineers.