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"Losh's big chimley at Walker" - In 1807, the Loshes opened an alkali works at Walker. In 1809 the firm of Losh, Wilson & Bell founded an ironworks at Walker, beside the alkali works. By 1818, George Stephenson's original wooden wagonway at Killingworth was completely relaid with cast-iron edge-rails made in collaboration between Stephenson, who owned the patent, and Losh, Wilson and Bell. Around 1821, George Stephenson was briefly a partner in the Walker Ironworks.


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