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Charles Taylor (Birmingham)

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1876.
1892
1893. Lathe Centre Grinder.
1905. Four spindle drill.
1905. Two spindle drill.
1913.
1918.
Lathe possibly c1920s.
1938.
1938.
1943.
1946.
May 1950.
1951. Advert for machine vices and other equipment.
1951.
May 1953. Taylor chucks.
1959. 36in Mechanical Spinning Lathe.
1960. Advert for capstan lathes and chucks.
1964.
Capstan lathe. Exhibit at the Museum of Power.
1970.

of Bartholomew Street, Birmingham 5. Telephone: MID. 0083/4/5. Telegraphic Address: "Lathes, Birmingham". (1937)

1860 Company formed by Charles Taylor (1822-1895)

1871 Advert. 'Taylor's Tool Works, New Edmund Street'.[1]

1874 Charles Taylor, machinist and toolmaker, New Edmund Street, prosecuted for keeping a dirty factory.[2]

1913 Advert. 'Chuck specialists and machine toolmakers'. [3]

1917 Charles Taylor (Birmingham). Advert for Capstan Lathes and Self-Centring Chucks. [4]

1919 Advert for Capstan Lathes and Self-Centring Chucks. [5]

1920 Patent - Improvements in self-centring chucks. [6]

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for lists of products including: Spinning Lathes; Chucks; Small Tools; Capstan Lathes; Cutting Machines; Jigs; Vices; Sawing and Bending Machines; etc., etc. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport Section - Stand Nos. D.817 and D.726) [7]

1937 Machine tools and accessories. [8]

1940 Advert for chucks. Also lathes and machinery, bending machines, sawing machines etc. [9]

1945 Advert for chucks from 4.5 to 20 inches diameter. 'Over 100,000 have been sold.' Other machinery listed. [10]

1954 Patent - Improvements relating to pedal mechanisms for operating electric switches controlling an electrical machine. [11]

Note

  • Some company documents held at Birmingham Library

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Sources of Information

  1. Thursday 30 November 1871 , Birmingham Daily Post
  2. Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 24 January 1874
  3. Mechanical World Year Book 1913. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p415
  4. Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p189
  5. Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p225
  6. [1] Wikipatents
  7. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert p661
  8. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  9. Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p24
  10. Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p36
  11. [2] Wikipatents