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J. Hopkinson and Co

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Exhibit at the National Brewery Centre.

Britannia Works, Huddersfield.

1843 Company established.

1894 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1895 Advert. Parallel slide blow-off valve. [1]

1899 Advert. Parallel slide blow-off valve. [2]

1904 A new factory was built covering 15 acres; employed 1,500 men.

1905 Advert for high steam safety valves and boiler mountings. [3]

1913 Advert for high steam safety valves and safety boiler mountings. [4]

1914 Manufacturers of Patent Valves and Safety Boiler Mountings. Specialities: Hopkinson boiler mountings and steam stop valves, high-class steam specialities. Employees 600. [5]

1917 Advert for the 'Triad' junction valve and safety boiler mountings. [6]

1919 Advert for stop valve. 'Upwards of 30,000 supplied'. [7]

1920 May. Issued catalogue on boiler-mountings and valves and other items. [8]

1920 J. Hopkinson and Son was registered as a limited company.

1926 Public company - see Hopkinsons

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Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical World Year Book 1895. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p19
  2. Mechanical World Year Book 1899. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p
  3. Mechanical World Year Book 1905. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p3 & p22
  4. Mechanical World Year Book 1913. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p3 & p30
  5. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  6. Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p1 & p75
  7. Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p1 & p101
  8. The Engineer of 7th May 1920 p488