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James Spencer and Co

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1869.
April 1870.
1876.
1885.Hollow Spindle Capstan Lathe.
January 1888.
1890.
1891.
1896 James Spencer hand-operated overhead crane at Bella Street Pumphouse (museum), Thames, New Zealand
1896 James Spencer hand-operated overhead crane at Bella Street Pumphouse (museum), Thames, New Zealand
1897.
Planing machine alongside track of the Avon Valley Railway
1899.
1902. Lathe and Boring Machines.
1903.
1904. 14 ft slotting machine.
1905.
1905. Four spindle drilling machine.
1905. Double cylinder boring machine.
1905. Double locomotive cylinder boring machine.
1907.
1907.
Small lathe, with carriage guided on dovetail ways on the front face of the bed. Seen at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in 2016
1918.

of Chamber Iron Works, Hollinwood, near Manchester.

1860 Company established.

1900 Supplied a 10 ton travelling crane for the Gloucester electricity supply works.[1]

1900 Lathe for turning railway axles for the East India Railway described and illustrated in the American Machinist [2]

1905 Advert. Makers of advanced types of labour-saving machine tools. [3]

1914 Manufacturers of machine tools, cranes and weighing machines. Employees 300. [4]

1917 Advert. Machine tools of all types and travelling cranes. [5]

1923 Public company.

1961 Engineers, designers, contractors and manufacturers of elevating, conveying and storage plant. 700 employees.[6]

For information about Spencer's lathes, and numerous photographs of surviving examples, see lathes.co.uk entry.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 27th July 1900 p93
  2. [1] American Machinist, 10 May 1900
  3. Mechanical World Year Book 1905. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p387
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  5. Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p163
  6. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE