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Christy and Norris

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May 1896.
Hammer Mill for Corn.
1940s. Essex Major hammer mill. No: 82092.

of Broomfield Iron Works, Chelmsford, Essex

Established in 1858 as manufacturers of pulverizers, hammer mills and size reduction machinery and plant.

Broomfield Road foundry operated from 1871 (prior to this the partnership of James Christy and Son had operated a brick and pot works in Broomfield[1]

1891 Dissolution of the Partnership between Fell Christy, Frank Christy and James Alfred Norris, carrying on business as Electrical Engineers, at Chelmsford, under the style or firm of Christy, Son, and Norris. All debts received and paid by the continuing firm of Christy Bros.[2]

1948 Christy Brothers merged with Christy and Norris to form the Christy Brothers Group, a public company.

1967 Broomfield Road foundry closed

1983 Acquired Sturtevant Engineering Holdings.

1988 Christy and Norris was sold to "Bentall in Scunthorpe"[3]; this became Christy Hunt (Agricultural) of Scunthorpe

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 8 June 1866
  2. London Gazette 5 May 1891
  3. [1] Christy Turner