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Thomas Bradford and Co

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Thos. Bradford steam engine at Combe Mill
This Thomas Bradford ceiling-mounted extractor fan was belt-driven from a lineshaft at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Combined washing, mangling and wringing machine on display at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.
Washing machine. Exhibit at Kev's Kollection.
'Ye Tudor' castellated mangle! At World of Country Life
January 1906.
December 1908.
Maker’s plate on a manual washing machine at Lawrence House Museum, Launceston, Cornwall. Note the crescent symbol at the bottom of the plate: Bradford’s works was located on a road called 'The Crescent' in Salford.
Industrial washing machine at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI)
Heat exchanger(?) at Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Photographed in Falkland Islands.
Photographed in Falkland Islands.
Photographed in Falkland Islands.
Exhibit at the Museum of Bath at Work‎. (Detail).
Detail. Exhibit at the Museum of East Anglian Life.
Churn (detail).
Churn (detail).
Churn (detail).
Churn (detail).

Thomas Bradford & Co of Crescent Iron Works, Salford, of Fleet Street, London, and 140, 142 and 143 High Holborn, London.

1850 Company established.

1894 June. Royal Agricultural Society's Show. Butter Churn equipment. [1]

1902 Laundry machines [2]

1914 Laundry, dairy, domestic, bath and cooking engineers. Manufacturers of school furniture. [3]

1960 Laundry engineers, acquired by Weston-Evans (Holdings)[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 29th June 1894 p562
  2. Fielden’s Magazine Vol 7
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. The Times, Sep 08, 1960