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Taylor and Hirst

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of Marsden, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Probably the successors to E. and J. Taylor

Maker of stationary engines [1] and boilers

1853 Taylor and Hirst listed as ironfounders, engineers, millwrights & machine makers. Robert Taylor listed as 'engineer, &c.' [2]

1864 Beam engine for Ellis and Co. (woollen mill), Saville Street, Dewsbury[3]

1865 'THE FIRM heretofore known under the name of TAYLOR and HIRST, Marsden Iron Works, Marsden, near Huddersfield, was CHANGED this 1st day of September 1865, to ROBERT TAYLOR and SONS.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  2. White's 1853 Directory of Leeds and the Clothing Districts of Yorkshire
  3. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 1: Yorkshire.' Landmark Publishing Ltd., 2000
  4. Huddersfield Chronicle, 2 September 1865