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of Little Hulton, Bolton, and London.
1870 Mr. Edward Bennis joined Mr. Dillwyn Smith, of Philadelphia, and established works to develop the sprinkler type of mechanical stoker. This was followed by a self-cleaning compressed air furnace and a commercial stoker and furnace
1879 Company founded - see Edward Bennis and Co.
1888 Proctor's case to defend his patent was upheld.
1935 Became public company.
1961 Manufacturers of mechanical handling plant including screening coal and ash handling plant, mechanical stokers, water tube boilers, heat exchange equipment and ferrous castings and general engineering. 460 employees