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Ambrose Shardlow and Co

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1907. Advert for 'Elephant' pneumatic hammer.

of Ealing Works, Sheffield.

Forgemasters and manufacturers of micrometers.

1869 Company founded by Ambrose Shardlow as a general engineer and machinist at Bridge Street, Attercliffe, Sheffield

1900 Specialising in crank-shafts

1907 Making pneumatic hammers (see illustration)

1911 30 bhp gas engine. [1]

1940 Employed 450 persons producing 200,000 crankshafts annually.

1961 Engineers and drop stampers and manufacturers of crankshafts and micrometers. 1,800 employees. [2]

1963 Taken over by GKN.

See Shardlow Micrometers

Ambrose Shardlow by David Price

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 8th December 1911 p596
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE