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Henry B. Massey

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of Excelsior Engineering Works, Spalding

1873 The company was founded by Henry Bateman Massey FRAS

The company was well known for their light-type engineering tools but also produced a small launch engine

Makers of high quality ornamental turning lathes, a number of which were illustrated in The Model Engineer in 1923[1]

At one time the works employed 38 persons and was powered by a portable steam engine from William Tuxford and Sons

1893 Premises destroyed by fire

1970 (?) The founder died and was succeeded by his son William Burt Massey

1946 The company was absorbed in to P. B. Bettinson and Co


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Sources of Information

  1. 'The Model Engineer and Electrician', articles 'Ornamental Lathes' by F Westmoreland, 11 January 1923, and 'Ornamental Lathes and Old Times' by 'J. T. A.', 5 April 1923
  • Steam Engine Builders of Lincolnshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1955 by Goose and Son