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John Stirk and Sons

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Lathe. Exhibit at the National Slate Museum.
Lathe. (Detail). Exhibit at the National Slate Museum.
1905. Four spindle drill.
1907.
1907.
1928. Hiloplane.
1928. Hilomill.
December 1929.
1934.
1936.
1936.
1943.
January 1953.
1954.

John Stirk and Sons of Halifax were machine tool makers, founded by John Stirk.

1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with electrically operated planer

1927 Advert for Hiloplane

1940 Advert for Hiloplanes and Hiloplows

1945 Advert. Planers

At some point became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coventry Machine Tool Works

Maker of Stirk planing machines.

1961 Acquired by Wickman[1]

1984 John Brown and Co sold the Halifax-based machine tools business to James H. Vickery[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 11, 1961
  2. The Times Jun 19, 1984
  • The Engineer of 10th September 1920 p244
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p146
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p180