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Joseph Adamson and Co

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January 1880.
1899.
1940.
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March 1957.
1960.
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Joseph Adamson and Co at Hyde were boilermakers.

1874 The company started in partnership by Joseph Adamson and Henry Booth as boilermakers

1881 Employing 62 persons.[1]

1887 Partnership dissolved. Henry Booth retired. '...Joseph Adamson and Henry Booth, carrying on business at Hyde, in the county of Chester, as Boiler Makers and Engineers, under the style or firm of Joseph Adamson and Co., is dissolved, by mutual consent...'[2]

1900 Booklet entitled 'Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes'

1902 Made a 15-ton overhead crane for Ferranti Hollinwood works. This was thought worthy of comment by 'The Engineer' due to the expediency with which the crane was built and installed: Ordered 6th June, built and commissioned by 14th July, including production of castings [3]

1904 Joseph's sons, Daniel and Harold, entered into partnership with their father.

1920 The death of Joseph Adamson

1935 See Joseph Adamson and Co:1935 Review

1945 Advert. Manufacturers of boilers of all types. Cranes. Presswork. Welded fabrications. Part of Adamson group with Adamson-Alliance Co and Adamson-Horsehay Associated

1951 Advert. Manufacturers of boilers of all types. Cranes. Presswork. Welded fabrications. Part of Adamson group with Adamson-Alliance Co and Horsehay Co

1960 Advert. Manufacturers of boilers, cranes, presswork, welded fabrications. Part of Adamson group with Adamson-Alliance Co and Horsehay Co

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. The London Gazette 8 November 1887 Issue:25756 Page:5962
  3. [1] The Engineer 1902/08/01 p.121
  • The Engineer of 20th August 1920
  • The Engineer of 26th October 1900 p427
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p136
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1951. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p136
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p136