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J. Stannah

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June 1880.
December 1889.

of Southwark Bridge Road, London.

In the 1860s, Joseph Stannah began making lifts to move ships' cargo[1].

1867 Established as independent business

1876 'Late W. H. Sisterson'[2]

1886 Hydraulic warehouse cranes, featuring an inclined jib which could be extended out of the warehouse [3]

1889 Variable power hydraulic apparatus. [4]

1899 Announce they are constructing an experimental car.[5]

1975 Designed their first quick-to-install and easy-to-use stairlifts[6] Stannah Lifts.

2011 Stannah Group is still a family run independent business

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Stannah website [1]
  2. See 1876 Advert
  3. The Engineer 1886/09/24 1886
  4. The Engineer 1889/05/24 p439
  5. The Autocar 1899/06/17
  6. Stannah website [2]