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J. Nasmyth and Co

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c1850. Exhibit at London Science Museum.
c1850. Exhibit at London Science Museum.
c1850. Exhibit at London Science Museum.
c1850. Exhibit at London Science Museum.
c1850. Exhibit at London Science Museum.
c1850. Exhibit at London Science Museum.
c1850. Exhibit at London Science Museum.
c1850. Exhibit at London Science Museum.

of Manchester, Engineers

1850 Name changed to J. Nasmyth and Co; previously was Nasmyth, Gaskell and Co

1851 Award at the 1851 Great Exhibition. See details at 1851 Great Exhibition: Reports of the Juries: Class VI. and 1851 Great Exhibition: Reports of the Juries: Class V.

1852 Small vertical drilling and boring machine (James Nasmyth and Co)

1853 Described as makers of locomotive engines

1856 James Nasmyth retired from the company

1857 The name changed to Patricroft Ironworks. The firm's main interest remained heavy machine tools and very few more locomotives were built.

1866 Supplied vertical twin-cylinder winding engine for Sandholes Colliery

1867 Robert Wilson and Henry Garnett became the principal partners and the company's name was changed again to Nasmyth, Wilson and Co

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