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Fairbairn and Wells

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1886. Screw forging machine.

of Hardman Street, Deansgate, Manchester; presumably the business of Charles Fairbairn and Matthew Wells.

Patented machines for producing screw threads by rolling (cold rolling for diameters less than 0.5", hot for larger diameters).[1]. 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.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer, 19 March 1886, p.233