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Wallis and Haslam

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of of North Hants Iron Works, Basingstoke

1840 Richard Wallis established a business as corn, salt and coal merchants at Basingstoke, Hampshire

1856 Charles Haslam joined the firm when the North Hants Iron Works was opened in Station Hill, Basingstoke. The firm was then making mainly threshing machines.

1856 Company formed by Richard Wallis and Charles Haslam

1859 Exhibited a spherically-seated journal bearing at the Society of Arts Exhibition [1]

1860 Wallis and Haslam of North Hants Iron Works won a £20 prize at the RASE Show at Canterbury for 'the best threshing machine to be worked by horsepower' [2]

1861 Charles Steevens joined the firm and the manufacture of steam engines was developed.

c.1863 became Wallis and Steevens

1867 Wallis and Haslam won a prize for horse-powered threshing machine at the Royal Agricultural Society's meeting[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Practical Mechanic's Journal, July 1859
  2. The Hampshire Advertiser, Saturday, July 14, 1860
  3. The Times, Jul 18, 1867