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J. Parkinson and Son

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May 1896.
August 1899.
Bench Vice. Exhibit at Finch Foundry
February 1901.
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September 1902.
1904. 10.5 inch high-speed lathe.
1905. Boring machine.
1905. Sensitive drilling machines.
1906. 48 Inch Gear Cutting Machine.
1906. 49 Inch Gear Cutting Machine.
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11-inch Hollow Spindle Lathe. 1906.
8-inch Lathe. 1906.
8.5-inch Lathe. 1906.
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Cable bending and splicing vice
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February 1911. Planed Gears.
1912. Millers.
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J Parkinson & Son (Shipley) Ltd of Canal Iron Works, Shipley, Yorkshire.

Some machines were sold under the Parkson brand name, others as Parkinson's Perfect Vise and Samsonia

1865 Joseph Parkinson set up in business in Bradford

1867 Company established.

1892 Joseph's son became a partner; the company became J. Parkinson and Son.

1893 Moved to Shipley

1894 presumably of 18 Chester st, Bradford

Acquired the Prince of Wales Foundry - renamed it the Canal Ironworks

c.1896 Moved to Canal Iron Works, Shipley (see advert)

1905 Advert. Gear cutting, boring and milling machines. [1]

1909 Machinery. Exhibit at Bradford Industrial Museum.

1911 Makers of Universal Milling machines. [2]

1912 October. Technical article on 'Testing Spur and Bevel Gearing' in Internal Combustion Engineering

1913 Advert for Vises (Parkinson's spelling) and Vise stands. [3]

1917 Advert for machine tools. [4]

1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with machine tools including universal milling machines and four gear planers. [5]

1954 The company was acquired by Crofts (Engineers) Holdings Ltd.

Catalogues, 1899-1908 (3 volumes); centenary booklet and article, 1967.

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Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical World Year Book 1905. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p
  2. Machine Tools by James Weir French in 2 vols. Published 1911 by Gresham
  3. Mechanical World Year Book 1913. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p397
  4. Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p171
  5. The Engineer of 10th September 1920 p244 & p357
  • [1] Manchester Archives