Wolff, G.W., founder of Harland & Wolff Shipyard and first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ropeworks, 1876-1896

Records of Belfast Ropeworks Company Ltd.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Records of the Belfast Ropeworks Company Ltd, 1834-1983. Incorporated in 1876 in response to the enormous expansion of the shipbuilding industry in Belfast, the Belfast Ropeworks Company was an important industrial success for the city of Belfast, becoming at one point, the world’s largest manufacturer of rope and twine during the early 20th century. The history of this famous Belfast firm is well ...