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Smith, Beacock and Tannett

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1866.
1880.
1871 travelling head shaping machine at Armley Mill Museum
1881.
1882. 5 ton travelling crane.
1885.
1885.
Large lathe at Armley Mill Museum
Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.
Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.
1895.

of Victoria Foundry, Water Lane, Holbeck, Leeds, manufacturer of machine tools.

1837 Formation of the firm

1841 Partnership changed. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting and carried on, under the firm of Smith, Beacock, and Tannett, at the Victoria Foundry, in Leeds, in the county of York, as Machine Makers, was, on the 1st day of July instant, dissolved, by mutual consent, so far only as regards Robert Taylor, Samuel Fletcher, and Abel Archer, three of the partners therein. All debts owing to and by the said partnership concern will be received and paid by Smith, Beacock, and Tannett, as heretofore.- Dated this 16th day of July 1841. James Smith, Robert Beacock, Thomas Tannett, Robert Taylor, Samuel Fletcher and Abel Archer.'[1]

1843 Acquired the Round Foundry formerly used by Matthew Murray.

1849 Partnership Changed. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting and carried on under the firm of Smith, Beacock and Tannett, at the Victoria Foundry, in Leeds, in the county of York, by us the undersigned, Robert Beacock, Thomas Tannett and Michael Asquith, was on the 3d day of February instant, dissolved by mutual consent, so far only as relates to the said Michael Asquith,...'[2]

1851 Award at the 1851 Great Exhibition. See details at 1851 Great Exhibition: Reports of the Juries: Class VI.

1851 Employing 262 persons.

c1853 Samson Fox was an apprentice here.

1861 Employs 422 men and 172 boys.[3]

1871 Travelling head shaping machine at Armley Mill Museum.

1866 Partnership Changed. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting and carried on under the firm of Smith, Beacock, and Tannett, at the Victoria Foundry, in Leeds, in the county of York, by us the undersigned, Robert Beacock, Thomas Tannett, and George Pybus, was, on the 8th day of August instant, dissolved by mutual consent, so far only as relates to the said George Pybus...'[4]

1871 Employing 290 men 90 boys.[5]

1876 Members of the Iron and Steel Institute visited their machine and tool making works.

1877 Partnership Changed. '...the Partnership heretofore 11 subsisting and carried on under the firm of Smith, Beacock, and Tannett, at the Victoria Foundry, in Leeds, in the county of York, as Machine Tool Makers, by us the the undersigned, Joseph Craven, Joseph Lucas, John Thomas Tannett, and John Craven, was, on the date hereof, dissolved, by mutual consent, so far only as relates to the said Joseph Lucas....'[6]

1882 5-ton overhead travelling crane for Monkbridge Ironworks, powered by square line-shaft.

1896 Taken over by Greenwood and Batley.

Gottlieb Daimler worked in the engine shop of this company when he first went to Leeds.

Notes

Large lathe at Armley Mill Museum

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