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Steam Plough Works

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of Hunslet, Leeds

1860 John Fowler entered into an agreement with Kitson and Hewitson of Hunslet, Leeds, for them to manufacture his steam ploughs. Fowler's Steam Plough Works were built on neighbouring land at Hunslet [1]

c1860 Robert William Eddison is a partner with John Fowler in the business at the Steam Plough Works on a site previously occupied by Wilson, Walker and Co in Letherley Lane, Hunslett.

1862 January. Mention of the Steam Plough Works [2]

1862 The works were expanded. Around 100 employed.

1863 Fowler established John Fowler and Co[3].

1865 The Steam Plough Works enters the locomotive building trade [4]

1881 Premises are on a nine acre site and border those of the Airedale Foundry and close to the Union Foundry, Hunslet

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Leeds Mercury, Tuesday, December 6, 1864
  2. The Leeds Mercury, Friday, January 24, 1862
  3. Biography of John Fowler, ODNB [1]
  4. The Leeds Mercury, Saturday, November 25, 1865