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Johnson and Ellington

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April 1870.
1870. Hydraulic Cranes for Variable Loads.
1870. While's Continuous Rolling Mill.
Stone dressing machine
December 1906.

of Chester.

1869 Edward Bayzand Ellington entered into partnership with Bryan Johnson of Chester. The company (Bryan Johnson (of Chester)) was renamed Johnson and Ellington, began specializing in hydraulic machinery.

1874 Holmes & Payton's stone dressing machine (planing machine) exhibited at the 1874 Vienna Exhibition. This was originally designed by Joseph E Holmes, the detail design being done by Mr Ellington of the company [1]. See illustration

1875 They acquired the right to manufacture the Brotherhood three cylinder hydraulic engine. The company was converted to a limited company named the Hydraulic Engineering Co.

1876 Have a pair of small engines running for the hydraulic hoists at Nettlefolds. J&E were by then known as the Hydraulic Engineering Co [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Engineering' magazine, 20th March 1874
  2. The Engineer 1876/07/28 p60