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Butler and Pitts

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Suppliers of ironwork for bridges, etc, of Stanningley Iron Works

1838 On the death of Mr. Taylor, Joseph Butler carried on the business of Butler and Taylor as Joseph Butler and Co until 1851, when it was transferred to his son John Butler, and Joseph Pitts, which became the firm of Messrs. Butler and Pitts.

The firm attained a prominent position as engineers and iron bridge builders, constructed and erected a large number of bridges, both in Britain and abroad.

1870 Supplied the iron tank for the Morley Local Board's water tower. Preston and Webster erected the stone tower.[1]

1870 Joseph Pitts died.

1871 Constructed the ironwork for the new Leeds Bridge[2]

Later John Butler took over the business and changed the name to John Butler Iron Works

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Sources of Information

  1. Leeds Mercury, 1 October 1870
  2. The Engineer 1871/06/16