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H. J. H. King and Co

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1869 Micrometer

April 1870.
1871. King's valveless steam engine.
1883. Automatic water-wheel governor.
1887. Compound engine. J. H. King, Newmarket.
June 1898.
August 1899.
February 1901.
January 1902.
1902.
1918.
Top end of Whitmore's patent steam brake, made by H J H King of Nailsworth, at Ty-Mawr Colliery, Pontypridd
Exhibit at the National Brewery Centre.
Detial. Exhibit at the National Brewery Centre.

H. J. H. King and Co; engineers of Glasgow, and subsequently Nailsworth, nr Stroud.

By 1869 Company formed in Glasgow by Henry James Hogg King, initially making valves and gauges

c1875 The Business was moved to King’s home ground in Nailsworth

1876 Exhibitor at the Royal Agricultural Show at Birmingham [1]

1877 Exhibitor at 1877 Royal Agricultural Show.[2].

1890s Makers of stationary steam engines, including non-dead-centre engines. These included a horizontal engine for the Carr Tannery, Woodchester, Glos (1890s), which was originally at the pin works of Perkins and Marmont, and a vertical engine at the works of Matthew Grist and Co, Woodchester, made c.1896. [3]

1917 Advert for clutches

1919 Advert for clutches

1927 Advert for clutches

Also made pneumatic conveyers

1960s Taken over by Redler Conveyors and subsequently (1967) by J. Brockhouse and Co


See Also

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  • A history of the company and its innovative products is available on-line [4].

Sources of Information

  • Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p142
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p143
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p103
  1. The Engineer of 21st July 1876 p40
  2. The Engineer 1877/07/13
  3. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 6: The South Midlands' by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd
  4. [1] 'The Nailsworth Engineers' by Tony Youles (GSIA)