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William Glover and Sons

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January 1906.

of Eagle Works, Warwick.

1851 William Glover employing four men. [1]

1889 Showed a high-class lorrie (sic) for farm and market purposes of 14 cwt and four-ton load at the RASE at Windsor. [2]

1891 The company was registered on 4 June, to take over the business of wagon and cart builders and agricultural implement manufacturers of the firm of the same name. [3]

1894 June. Royal Agricultural Society's Show. Wagons and Carts. Their tipping wagon is well known in London and other towns for the collection of slop and dust. [4]

1895 Manufacturing a range of industrial machinery including the Eagle portable oil engine [5]

1898 June. Showed a motor water van at the 1898 Royal Agricultural Show.[6]

c1900 'The firm of William Glover and Sons in the Saltisford and Packmores offered a wide range of vans, wagons, and carts, including the vehicle awarded a prize by the London County Council for the best dust van. The firm's engineering department produced roller mill plants, cementmaking machinery, and constructional ironwork for barns and churches'. [7]

1901 Manager is James W. Glover

1905 Commenced selling i/c engines which initially were imported from the USA

Produced the 'Eagle Oil Engine'

1907 Succeeded by Eagle Engineering Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. The Engineer of 28th June 1889 p552
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  4. The Engineer 1894
  5. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1999. ISBN 1 873098 50 2
  6. The Autocar 1898/06/25
  7. A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 8 [1]