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Browett, Lindley and Co initially of Sandon Works, Salford, and then Sandon Works, Clifford Street, Patricroft, Manchester.
1884 Name changed to Browett, Lindley and Co
1887 Exhibited 'Sandon' gas engine at Manchester Exhibition
1888 Produced vertical electric light engine. 
1888 Advertising the 'Acme' governor
1890 The Sandon Works in Patricroft was started in 1890, and enlarged in 1900/1901 by the addition of the erecting shop (see illustrations) and a new engine and boiler house. The erecting shop was served by two overhead electric cranes made by Royce Ltd. New equipment included a large planing machine by Sellers (USA), powered by a Lundell 30 HP motor, and a smaller planer by the Butler Machine Tool Co of Halifax, driven by a Hodgson-Wright 15 HP motor. 
1892 Crystal Palace Electrical Exhibition. High-speed steam engines for dynamo driving. Acme Govenors.
1899 The company was registered on 28 July, to take over the business of engineers of a private company of practically the same name. 
1900 Herbert Lindley left the partnership
1901 Details of factory extension 
1902 Large triple expansion engines for Salford Corporation (see photo)
c.1904 The Siamese Tramway Company Ltd had two 200 kW Dick, Kerr generators powered by Browett, Lindley engines. The Siam Electricity Company Ltd had one 200 kW unit 
c.1905 Supplied three 360 hp steam engines for the North Melbourne Electric Tramway & Lighting Company 
1907 Three engines driving 225 kW generators at Auckland (NZ) City Council’s refuse destructor station. The station burnt the city’s refuse and used the heat to produce steam for Auckland’s first public electricity supply  (see photos)
1907 November. Supplied to the Walkden Spinning Co an inverted triple Corliss engine of 1,600 hp at 75 rpm. 22 ft dia flywheel for 45 ropes also drove a 250kw generator
Several Browett, Lindley engines were installed at Mercer Street Power Station, Wellington, New Zealand
1910 Produced three 1500 HP vertical triple expansion engines for the Buenos Aires & Pacific Railway Co's generating station at Bahia Blanca (See photo)
Browett, Lindley were predominantly makers of high speed engines, but they did make three large cotton mill engines, including a vertical triple expansion 1800 HP engine for Alder Mill, Leigh. Another was a 1600 HP vertical triple expansion engine at Fernhurst Mill, Chadderton.
1,000hp Browett, Lindley compound 3-cylinder reciprocating engines running at 300rpm, for Cameroon Sugar Company.
1929 Receivers appointed; as a result it was found that the Company Secretary had been taking money from the company for 20 years
1931 Advert for sale of works palnt and equipment. Included two Craven Bros Horizontal Boring, Facing, and Milling Machines, 6ft. x 6ft. and 3ft. x 4ft.; Two Muir Double Head Horizontal Boring and Facing Machines to 12in. dia.; Alexander 4-spindle Horizontal Cylinder Boring Machine; Deutsche Niles 6ft. 6in. Vertical Boring Mill; Smith and Coventry 60in. Vertical Boring Mill; two Bullard ditto, 50in. and 42in.; two Bickford Radial Drills, 6ft. and 4ft.; Davis and Egan 5ft. Radial Drill; three Asquith 3ft. 9in. ditto: Sellars Independent Motor Driven Drill; Nine various Drilling Machines; Sellars Planer 23ft. 6in. x 11ft. Oin. x 10ft. 6in.; Redman Planer 12ft. Oin. x 4ft. 6in. x 3ft. 6in.: Butler Planer 9ft. 6in. x 3ft. 6in. x 31t. 3in., with Lancashire drive; Redman Planer, 6ft. Oin. x 4ft. 6in. x 3ft. Oin.; two 24in. Ludwig Loewe Shapers; Four Slotting Machines, from 24in. to 8in. stroke; nine Herbert Combination Turret Lathes, viz.—4 No. 9. 3 No. 16. and 2 No. 3; Herbert No 1 Hex. Bar Lathe; two Gisholt Turret Lathes: three Hartness Flat Turret lathes; two Wards Turret lathes; thirty various Surfacing, Boring, and Turning Tallies bv Langs, Hendey, Dickinson, and others, two Ludwig Loewe Horizontal Universal Millers: two Herbert No. 5 Horizontal Millers; two No. 5 ditto: one No. O 1/2 Le Blond ditto; five Herbert Vertical Millers, viz.-One No. 8, two No. 4 - N°- 3, and one No. 1; Grinding Machines, comprising Norton 10in. x 72in. plain grinder, Churchill 6in. x 34in. ditto; Brown and Sharpe No. 11 ditto; Brown and Sharpe No. 2 Universal Grinder; Herbert No. 4 Universal grinder; one No. 70 and two No. 60 Internal Grinders: Linotype Piston Ring Grinder with 36in. magnetic chuck; two Roberts Disc Grinders and No. 2 Oscillating Grinder; two Keyseaters. Fellow's 36in. Gear Shaper; 15 cwt. Steam Hammer, Screwing, and other machines.
NUMEROUS SMALL TOOLS, viz.—Drills, Milling Cutters, Reamers, Taps, Gauges, Micrometers, Verniers, Stocks and Dies, Shore Scleroecope, Marking-out Tables, etc.
WOODWORKING MACHINES, viz.-Planer, Saw Bench. Band-Saw, Lathe, Trimmers, etc.
LIFTING PLANT, comprising Two 20-ton Electric Overhead Travellers about 45ft. span; One 10-ton and One 3-ton ditto various other Cranes, Lifting Blocks
20-ton WEIGHBRIDGE, 18ft. platform, by W. Hodgson and Sons Ltd., 40-ton Denison Crane Weigher and Platform Weighers.
Large variety of Engineers' New Stores, Shafting, Pulleys, Belting, Piping, Electric Cable; 200-tons iron and Steel Scrap; 10-tons Gunmetal. Brass and Cooper Scrap; Office Furniture. Safes, etc.
ELECTRIC MOTORS from 30 to 3 h.p., 110 volts,
STEAM AND ELECTRIC GENERATING PLANT, viz.—
Two Stirling Water-tube Boilers, 12,500lb. and 10,000lb. evaporation, 250lb. pressure; 225 K.W. Steam Generating Set, Browett, Lindley and Lane Dynamo, new 1918: 170 K.W. Steam Generating Set; 130 K.W. and 100 K.W Generators; Crude Oil Generating Set; Two 150 h.p. Producer Gas Plants; Two Weir Boiler Pumps; 20 h.p. Motor-driver Air Compressor; 40in. Heenan Froude Dynamometer....'
1938 Death of Thomas Browett
1954 Company closed
Name Plate. Exhibit at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry