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The Campbell Gas Engine Company of Kingston, Halifax.
1883 Company established by Hugh Campbell
1890 Supplied a 4 hp engine to drive the exhibits at the Engineers, Electricians, Builders and Ironmongers Exhibition. 
1892 Crystal Palace Electrical Exhibition. Engine. 
1894 Article and illustration of the Campbell Vertical Gas Engine in 'The Engineer'
1894 June. Took part in the Royal Agricultural Society’s Competitive Trial of Oil Engines. 6 hp fixed engine and a portable engine Article in ‘The Engineer’. 
1894 September. Article and illustration of the portable oil engine. 
1900 Illustrations of a portable oil engine search light plant. 
1900 Paris Exhibition. Description of four (5, 18, 30 & 42 hp) engines shown. The company employs around 250 men. 
1905 Gas engine. 10 hp. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum
1907 Advert. Oil engines, ordinary and electric lighting types from 1.5 to 150 bhp for waterworks, mining and sewage works. Gas engines and suction gas plants with horizontal types from 4 to 150 bhp and vertical types from 50 to 750 bhp.
1911 Smithfield Club Show. Exhibited oil engines, a gas engine and a suction gas plant. 
1912 Introduced a heavy oil engine
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Marine Motors see the 1917 Red Book
1914 Listed as gas and oil engine manufacturers. Specialities: vertical and horizontal gas engines of all sizes, suction gas plants, oil engines and petrol engines. Employees 1,000. 
1917 Advert for gas engines and gas producers and crude oil engines. 
1919 Advert for high-compression crude oil engines. 
1927 Advert for cold starting heavy-oil engines. 
1927 After a long battle with striking employees the company was taken over by the banks
1950 The company re-appeared in Cardiff. See Tubal Cain Foundry and Engineering