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Henry Williams

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Points and Signals - photographed Sabah 2019. Probably supplied ca.1905 for opening of North Borneo Railway
Points and Signals - photographed Sabah 2019. Probably supplied ca.1905 for opening of North Borneo Railway
Points and Signals - photographed Sabah 2019. Probably supplied ca.1905 for opening of North Borneo Railway
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of Cathcart, Glasgow

of Railway Appliance Works, Darlington.

1885 Established

1905 Private company.[1]

1909 'The employees of Henry Williams Ltd, Railway Appliance Works, Cathcart, Glasgow.'[2]

1913 Patent. L. W. Williams and D. D. Williams, Railway Appliance Works, Darlington. 'Permanent way; securing chairs to sleepers; tie-bars'[3]

1922 Employees: 200. Directors: O. R. Williams, D. D. Williams, Ll. W. Williams, J. Paterson.

1940 Mentioned. Owen R. Williams, Chairman, and D. Denis Williams, managing director of Henry Williams Ltd.[4]

1961 Railway signal and permanent way connection manufacturers. Press, upset and drop forgings. Makers of apparatus for electric signalling and automatic train control and Q-karts. 250 employees. [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Dundee Courier - Saturday 16 December 1905
  2. Votes for Women - Friday 31 December 1909
  3. Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Tuesday 18 November 1913
  4. Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Saturday 21 September 1940
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE