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Spearing Boiler Co

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of Hyde, Cheshire, located near Newton Station

c.1920 The company took over the former boiler works of Tinkers Ltd, to produce water tube boilers.

1921 They installed a large set of bending rolls from John Musgrave and Sons, capable of rolling plates 1.25" thick and 20 ft long. Powered by a 75 HP motor.[1]

1921 Moved to new offices at 20, Kingsway, London, WC2[2]

1923 Name changed to Vickers-Spearing Boiler Co when Vickers acquired an interest in the company. The directors on the new board were:-

1925 Vickers formally acquired the whole interest of Vickers-Spearing Boiler Co. Mr A. H. Spearing resigned his position as managing director of the company and the company remained the Vickers-Spearing Boiler Co as before.[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. ‘The Engineer’ 5th May 1922
  2. The Engineer 1921/10/07
  3. The Engineer 1923/06/01
  4. The Engineer 1925/07/31