Albion Iron Works

ALBION IRON WORKS, one of the major industrial enterprises in late 19th-century BC, was at one time the largest iron works north of San Francisco, employing 230 workers and occupying a 1.5-ha site. Founded in VICTORIA in 1872 by Capt Joseph Spratt, and owned at one time by the prominent industrialists Robert DUNSMUIR and R.P. RITHET, it manufactured machinery, boilers, steam engines, water pipes and cast-iron storefronts and stoves. In the early years of the 20th century the company failed to...

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