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Patented machines for producing screw threads by rolling (cold rolling for diameters less than 0.5", hot for larger diameters).. Several machines had been operating at the works of the New Russia Co, Queen Victoria Street. Fairbairn & Wells patented their first such machine in 1871.
1887 C. Fairbairn of Sale, Cheshire, and M. Wells of Manchester, patented apparatus for forging - by rollers - conoidal projectiles and other articles of circular transverse section. Patent No. 2499, 17 February 1887.