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Lancashire Dynamo and Motor Co

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of Trafford Park, Manchester.

1899 Company established and incorporated as a limited company. The company was registered on 11 April. [1]

1911 Electrical Exhibition. Electrical drive for a planing machine by Joshua Buckton and Co [2]

1912 Makers of variable speed electric drives for machine tools.

1914 Manufacturers of the patent automatic reversible booster and patent fly-wheel system for colliery winding and for equalizing tramway loads. Employees 1,000. [3]

1917 Alternator. 20 kVA. Exhibit at Bradford Industrial Museum

1920 May. Came to an arrangement with Crypto Electrical Co on motor production. It was intended that all machines below about 10 HP should be manufactured at the Willesden works and that machines above that size should be manufactured at Manchester. [4]

1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with motors for machine tool driving. [5]


1923 Visit of the Institution of Electrical Engineers: 1923 Review - " Extending over an area of 150, 000 square yards, these works are in direct communication with the Manchester Ship Canal and the network of railways that serve the Trafford Park district, both raw material and the finished product being, therefore, hand led expeditiously and at low cost. There are about 1000 employees, and the manufactures comprise A.C. and D.C. generators and motors up to about 1500 kilowatts, and turbo-alternators up to 5000 kilowatts. In addition various combination of motors and generators are built to operate as balancers, boosters, and motor generators..." Read More


1931 Joint initiative with Crypto Electrical to advertise battery charging as a business (see advert)

1932/3 Amalgamated with Crypto Electrical Co, forming Lancashire Dynamo and Crypto[6].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Engineer of 13th October 1911 p388
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. The Engineer of 28th May 1920 p 564
  5. The Engineer of 3rd September 1920 p233
  6. The Times, 14 March 1933
  • Machine Tools by James Weir French in 2 vols. Published 1911 by Gresham