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Palmer's Travelling Cradle and Scaffold Co

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1918.
November 1957.

of Victoria Works, Belvedere Road, London, SE

of Woodside Green, London

1875 Company established.

1880 Company founded.

1913-14 Carried out contracts including the erection of seven wireless station masts in Ireland, steel mast 500 ft at Ballybunion, Co. Kerry; removed and refixed the hands of "Big Ben" Westminster; repainted the footways of Tower Bridge; redecorated the vast ceiling of the Royal Albert Hall; transformed Olympia for "The Miracle" by means of their cradles, 160 being in use for three weeks, framing up all steelwork to support plaster, the whole interior representing a vast cathedral. Palmers' cradles were also used for the erection of the Royal Liver Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, the main cornice 140 feet above pavement level.

1914 Scaffolding experts. Specialities: suspended scaffolds and stages, special steel wire scaffold lashings; manufacture extension ladders and towers, ladders, barrows, steps, trestles and builders' plant generally; Scaffixer chair scaffold tie. Undertake repairs to buildings inside and out by means of the wire-supported travelling cradle, raised or lowered by the men in the cradles without assistance. [1]

1919 Private company.

1961 Scaffolding contractors; manufacturers of permanent building external maintenance equipment, "Palmatic" electric cradle. 250 employees. [2]


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