Musgrave was an industrialist and engineer manufacturer of factory steam engines. He worked at the Soho Ironworks under Mr. Hick, and then built one of the Globe Ironworks, assisted by his sons Joseph, Jonathan John and James, trading as John Musgrave & Son (later Musgrave & Sons), one of the largest engineering and millwrights establishments in the country (in 1891).
Musgrave supplied vertical compound pumping engines working two "Ashley " deep well pumps to a design of W.B. Bryan, at Lea Bridge. Musgrave & Sons manufactured the ironwork for the 710 metre long Tsar Nicholas I Suspension Bridge across the Dnepr River at Kiev in the Ukraine, opened in 1853.
A musgarve engine - Swansea.