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of Canal Works, Timperley, Cheshire. Telephone: Sale 2267/8 Telegraphic Address: "Meldrum, Altrincham"
James Jones Meldrum started the works, manufacturing steam jet apparatus, such as acid elevators, compressors, ejectors, &c.
1886 James's brother, John Wesley Meldrum, joined the firm in City-road, Manchester, Meldrum Brothers.
1899 Makers of acid elevators, gas exhausters and of the "Simplex Dust Destructor". They exhibited at the 1899 Crystal Palace Exhibition including the "Koker Stoker" illustrated here.
1902 The works were moved to Timperley, Cheshire.
1912 Incorporated as a Limited Company, Meldrums Ltd.
1917 Advert for forced draught furnaces, refuse destructors, mechanical stokers and smoke consumers.
1919 Advert for forced draught furnaces, refuse destructors, mechanical stokers and smoke consumers.
1922 Manufactured Forced draught furnaces, refuse destructors, mechanical stokers, chemical plant and "Sack" disinfectors.
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Furnaces and Stokers, natural, forced or balances draught, steam jet or fan. Refuse Salvage, Incineration, Heat Utilisation, Steam Jet Apparatus. Acid Resisting Chemical Plant. Gas Washer Scrubbers. Portable Steam Disinfectors. (Stand No D.212)
1940 Advert for furnaces, stokers, incinerators and other plant.
1943 Acquired by J. Brockhouse and Co
1945 Advert for furnaces, stokers, refuse incinerators and chemical plant.