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G. L. Murphy

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October 1929. "Krause" Hydraulic Embossing Machine etc.
March 1938. Letter Header.
2012. View of derelict works. (photo by Jonathon Tattersall).
2012. G. L. Murphy Works (photo by Jonathon Tattersall).
2012. G. L. Murphy Works (photo by Jonathon Tattersall).
2012. G. L. Murphy Works (photo by Jonathon Tattersall).
2012. G. L. Murphy Works (photo by Jonathon Tattersall).
2012. G. L. Murphy Works (photo by Jonathon Tattersall).
2012. G. L. Murphy Works (photo by Jonathon Tattersall).
2012. G. L. Murphy Works (photo by Jonathon Tattersall).
2012. G. L. Murphy Works (photo by Jonathon Tattersall).

G. L. Murphy Ltd. of Imperial Works, Menston, Ilkley.

1919 Firm established. They specialised initially as importers of foreign built tanning machinery and reconditioners of all types of leather trade equipment.[1]

1927 September. "ALTHOUGH we are not showing at the Fair this year, we offer to, the Trade, at Special Bargain Prices, for Ten Days Only, the following Second Hand Rebuilt (thoroughly overhauled and painted) Machines, guaranteed in excellent order and condition:-

  • One Turner 10ft. 6in. Pneumatic Roll Fleshing Machine.
  • One Leidgen Whole Hide Unhairing Machine (new).
  • One Turner 6 ft. "Movable Head Drum Setter and Scouring Machine.
  • One ditto, with Fixed Cylinder for Setting.
  • One 6 ft. Hutchinson Fleshing Machine.
  • One 7 ft. and one 6 ft. Rubber Roll Setting Machine.
  • One Turner 6 ft. Single Table Putting Out Machine.
  • One Heavy Hydraulic Sheepskin Press with Plates.
  • One Reader Sheepskin Splitting Machine (latest).
  • One Latest Wright's 72 in. Bandknife Splitter.
  • One 72 in. Turner ditto for Splitting Out of Lime.
  • One 57 in. Splitting Machine, also Necking Machine.
  • One Farrar 6 ft. and 8 ft. Boarding Machine, also Haley· 8 ft. Machine.
  • Four Turner Level and Inclined Bed Iron Frame Glazers.
  • Five Wright's Grasshopper Glazers, two Huxham & Brown's Angular.
  • One Whole Hide Buffing Machine, also '2 Turner 130a Buffers.
  • One Locket Crossland Type Printing Machine with Leather Rollers.
  • One Latest Turner 122 Shaving Machine, also 3 Ordinary.
  • One Aerograph Spraying Plant. Two Brushing Machines.
  • One Plate Embossing Machine, 6 ft. Three Offal Rollers.
  • One 48 in. Steam Driven Hydro Extractor by Broad bent.

Wire or write us. We will send you full particulars and our lowest price for quick sale. G. L. MURPHY, Hide and Leather Machinery, Kirkstall Road, LEEDS. (7975)"[2]

1934 Took over the business of B. and J. Wright and Sons.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Early Leather Trades' Engineers of Leeds, Part II. B. and J. Wright and Sons by T. Lyons (Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists & Chemists (SLTC), Vol 73 (1989), pp70-73).
  2. Rebuilt Machinery provided by T. Lyons.
  3. Early Leather Trades' Engineers of Leeds, Part II. B. and J. Wright and Sons by T. Lyons (Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists & Chemists (SLTC), Vol 73 (1989), pp70-73).