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R. H. Neal and Co

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1929. Rapid Cranes.
1933. 2 Ton Mobile Crane.
1934. 1 Ton Mobile Crane.
1937.
1938.
1947.
1948. Loading shovel.
1951.
1950s. Neals mobile crane lifting a Euclid R 15 dumptruck.
1950s. Neals mobile crane mounted on a Leyland Super Hippo lorry chassis.
1950s. Neals mobile crane mounted on a Leyland Super Hippo lorry chassis.
1950s. Neals mobile crane loading a transformer on to an ERF V type lorry.
Neal mobile crane with J.A.P. engine


Plant House, Ealing, London and Grantham.

1918 Company founded when Robert Neal, A.M.I.C.E., M.I.Mach.E. returned from the First World War.

1923 They were appointed sole concessionaires for the Austin Machinery Corporation.[1]

1925 Private company.

1937 Crane manufacturers and engineers. "Rapid" Cranes, Hoists and Pumps.

1953 Company made public.

1959 British Crane and Excavator Corporation acquired R. H. Neal and Co Ltd of Grantham who were producing units using diesel-mechanical drive systems; incorporated by Henry J. Coles [2]

1961 General engineers and makers of mobile cranes from half-ton to ten tons.

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