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Hydraulic and general engineers, of Upper Whitecross Street, London EC, and of Luton 
of 99 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC.
of 84 and 85 Whitecross Street, St. Luke's, London E.C..
of Luton and East Kilbride (1956).
1830 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership carried on between us the undersigned, Hayward Tyler, Henry Tylor, and Joseph Tylor, of Warwick-Lane, in the City of London, Brass-Founders, under the firm of Hayward Tyler and Company, has been dissolved by mutual consent; and in future the Brass-Foundery and Braziery business will be united and carried on under the firm of Henry Tylor, Joseph Tylor and Company, at Warwick-Lane...'
1839 The works of the company were transferred to Whitecross Street.
1846 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between its the undersigned; Hayward Tyler and Theodore Lloyd, of No. 85, Whitecross-street, in the parish of Saint Luke; in the county of Middlesex, Brass Founders, was this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to or owing from the said concern will be received and paid, by the said Hayward Tyler, by whom the said business will in future be carried on...'
1856 Company was purchased by Robert Luke Howard
1863 Eliot Howard became a partner
1866 Advert: Makers of Bramah's original soda water machine.
1869 Started to manufacture "Universal" steam-pumps, one of the earliest single-cylinder steam-pumps to be manufactured in Europe. Later a Duplex type, specially adapted for cargo oil and other marine purposes, was developed.
1871 large works were built at Luton
1876 Steam pumping engine. Exhibitor at the Royal Agricultural Show at Birmingham. 
1882 Supplied six water tank wagons with a boiler and two direct-acting pumps to the Cape Colonies Railways. These were to be used for taking water to outlying stations, and for washing out boilers. 
1888 Steam-pump Factory Fire engine.
1889 Rider hot-air engine shown at the RASE at Windsor. 
1892 Hayward Tyler and Co were renting part of a factory in St Luke, Old Street, Islington
1894 Geared High-Lift Pumps. Illustration in 'The Engineer'. 
1894 Catalogue of electrical parts for lighting of houses, factories, mines and ships etc. 
1900 Details of machine for bottling beers. 
1904 the original London works were closed
1905 Private company. Incorporated as a private limited company.
1914 Hydraulic and sanitary engineers. Specialities: aerated water machinery, pumping machinery, hydraulic presses, steam, fire, sanitary and water fittings, meters for household purposes. 
1916 Eliot Howard became chairman
1922 Products: Pumps (oil, steam, water and sewage); hot-air engines; hydraulic presses; aerated water machinery; steam, fire, sanitary and water fittings.
1961 Engineers, manufacturing oil process pumps, atomic circular pumps, submersible pumps, also motors and steam turbines. 500 employees. 
1978 Pump factory in Keighley