Herbert Morris and Bastert
1889 Possible connection with Ambrose Shardlow and Co at this time
1889 At this time the company employed 50 persons.
1889 Took on the agency for the pulley blocks of Schuchardt and Schutte of Berlin
1891 Disagreement with the German firm who moved the sole agency to C. W. Burton
1893 Failed in action against Burton for infringement of copyright.
1897 Company moved to Empress Works, Moor Lane, Loughborough
1900 Became a Public company.
Maker of electric cranes
1911 Frank Bastert retires from the business
1912 Name changed and the company becomes Herbert Morris
Sources of Information
- Nottingham Evening Post - Monday 27 April 1931
- The Times, Apr 27, 1893