Head Wrightson
IndustryHeavy engineering
FounderThomas Head and Joseph Wright
DefunctJune 1987
ProductsCast iron and Wrought iron

Head Wrightson was a big heavy industrial firm based at Thornaby-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, England. It specialised in the manufacture of large industrial products such as fractional distillation columns, which sometimes needed special transport to get them to site.

Its early products, which were made of cast iron or wrought iron, were used for boilers, railway chairs, naval ships, and many bridges across the world. In its first 17 years the firm had various names.



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