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Gresham and Craven of Craven Iron Works, Salford and Walkden, Manchester
c.1884 Sewing machine production ceased; the firm concentrated on other engineering projects.
By 1887 the company was making and fitting continuous brakes on railways in Great Britain and abroad
1892 Trains for the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway started to be fitted with Johnson & Clayton's patent carriage heaters, made by Gresham & Craven. Hot water from the locomotive boiler was passed through pipes under the seats. The water was returned to the tender. The passengers were able to regulate the heat by means of covers for the pipes.
1894 Self-adjusting sand-pipe nozzle for locomotives. 
1890s Spring wire mattresses patented by John Spier Heron continued to be produced.
1935 See Gresham and Craven:1935 Review
1936 Greshams and Vacuum Brake Co Ltd was removed from the register of companies
1937 Engineers. 
1961 British Transport Commission asked the company to stop production of vacuum cylinders which were used on mineral wagons as it had sufficient stock and the wagon building programme was being wound down
1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Volume production of precision parts and assemblies.