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Wellman Machines

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March 1968.

of Darlaston and Belfast

1965 Wellman, Smith, Owen Engineering Corporation changed its name to Wellman Engineering; the business was divided into 5 major groups, one of which was Wellman Machines which included Wellman Cranes and Machine Co and Wellman Rolling Mills[1].

1968 made a 19-ton ingot stripping crane for Richard Thomas and Baldwins [2]. The Belfast works were closed due to decline in demand from the UK steel industry

1969 The crane business was sold to Clarke, Chapman and Co together with other heavy-crane operations in Wellman group[3].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 9 August 1965
  2. The Engineer of 17th May 1968 p768
  3. The Times, 4 March 1969