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Coal cutting and air-compressing machinery.
1876 Liquidation. '...Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by Frederick Hurd, of Wood street, in Wakefield, in the county of York, Mining and Mechanical Engineer, formerly carrying on business with Edward Thornhill Simpson, of Walton, in the said county, Soap Manufacturer and Colliery Owner, as Mining Machinist, under the style or firm of Hurd and Simpson, and subsequently with Edward Simpson and Charles Henry Simpson, both of Wakefield aforesaid, Soap Manufacturers, as Mining Machinists, under the style or firm of Hurd and Simpsons, and Hurd and Simpsons' Patent Mining Machine Company, and sometimes under the style or firm of Frederick Hurd and Company...'