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Thomas Worsdell of Berkeley Street and Granville Street, Birmingham were engineers, millwrights and machinists. They made cranes, overhead traversers, winches, jacks, material testing machines and a few locomotives.
1837 Thomas Clarke moved most of his family to Leipzig when he was appointed locomotive, carriage, and wagon superintendent there.
c.1841 They returned to England.
Presumably at a later point Thomas set up his business in Birmingham
The business was sometimes known as Worsdell and Evans.
1849 Directory: Listed as Engineers.
c.1855 His nephew Thomas William Worsdell became an apprentice at the Birmingham engineering works.
1855-64 Rolling stock, of Tenant Street, Birmingham.
1861 William became manager of the works.
1865 William fell out with his uncle and emigrated to the United States soon after his marriage, on 29 June 1865.
1869 The business became Richard C. Gibbins and Co.
1893 Thomas Worsdell died.