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Davis and Primrose

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April 1870.
June 1888. Steam hammers.
December 1889.
August 1899.
1890. 40-ton Fairbairn-type crane.
February 1901.
January 1902.
September 1902.
February 1911.
1911. Bevelling Machines.
1912. One ton steam crane supplied to Cockatoo Island Shipyard, Sydney. Image courtesy Bob McKillop.

Davis and Primrose of Leith.

1890 Angle Iron bevelling machine for the angle bars used in the construction of frames and stringers of iron ships. Article and illustrations in 'The Engineer'. [1]

1890 40-ton Fairbairn-type crane (see image)[2]

1912 Supplied a 1 ton steam crane to Cockatoo Island Shipyard, Sydney. [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 6th June 1890. p457
  2. 'Engineering' of 5th September 1890
  3. Chris Capewell Queens Park London