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Trusty Engine Works

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1899. A "Trusty" Engine.

of Cheltenham

1899 The company was registered on 4 January, as the Trusty Engine Works, to acquire the business of oil and gas engine manufacturers of Weyman and Hitchcock. [1] They considerably increased the plant and machinery with a view to the manufacture of high class steam engines and general engineering work. In this direction they were very busy, orders being in hand for the former exceeding 2,000 hP.[2]

1899 Exhibited the 'Trusty Engine' in the 1899 Crystal Palace Exhibition.

1900 June. Royal Agricultural Show at York. Showed the Trusty engine. [3]

1900 Paris exhibition. The Trusty Oil Engine Co showed an oil and a gas engine [4]

1900 The Trusty Engine Works formed an alliance with The Shillingford Works Co of Wallingford. [5]

1901 The name was changed to the Shillingford Engineering Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Engineering Times 1899-1900 Jul-Jan
  3. The Engineer of 22nd June 1900 p650
  4. The Engineer of 16th November 1900 p487
  5. The Engineer 1900/01/26 p 106