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Cowlishaw Walker and Co

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of Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, were makers of mining machinery and power presses.

Pre-WWI Cowlishaw Walker and Co were maker of colliery machinery[1]

WWI Took up the production of shell forgings and other articles of warfare.

1925 Private company formed as C. W. Engineering Co

1930 Took over the workshops of the Norton and Biddulph Collieries.

1946 Name changed.

1948 Company made public.

1961 Iron founders and engineers, specialising in the manufacture of coal cutting and mining machinery. [2]

By 1973 was a subsidiary of Lindustries, producing press and mining machinery[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1918
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times, Jan 17, 1974
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816