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1860 Company founded.
formerly Needham, Qualter, Hall and Co
1879. Partnership change. '...the Partnership which has for some time past been carried on by George Bower, John Qualter, Edward Hall, and William Shaw Harrison, under the firm of Quaker, Hall, and Company, at Barnsley, in the county of York, in the trade or business of Ironfounders and Boiler Makers, was dissolved, so far as relates to the said William Shaw Harrison...'
1910 Private company.
1961 Mining equipment and pneumatic equipment manufacturers, iron founders, mechanical and constructional engineers, specialising in skip winding plant and equipment, mine car handling plant and equipment, spiral chutes, conveyors, screens, acid sludge treatment plants, shuttle cars, pneumatic control equipment. 260 employees. 
2003 Refurbished Whitby Swing Bridge.
2019 See the Company web site