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William Johnson and Sons

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1897. "Dragon" Grinding Mill.
1897. "Dragon" Ore and Stone Crusher.
1899.
1918.

William Johnson and Sons (Leeds) Ltd., of Castleton Foundry, Leeds

1896 One of William Johnson's sons joined the William Johnson business and a private company was formed.

1899 Partnership change. '... us the undersigned, William Johnson and Walter Wroe Johnson, carrying on business as Engineers, at Castleton Foundry, Armley, in the city of Leeds, under the style or firm of William Johnson and Sons, has been dissolved as and from the tenth day of September, 1899. All debts due to and owing by the late firm will be received and paid by the said William Johnson who will continue to carry on the said business alone under the said style or firm of William Johnson and Sons...'[1]

1900 His 2 youngest sons (Walter Wroe Johnson and Frederic Augustus Johnson) purchased William's interests and formed William Johnson and Sons (Leeds) Ltd.

1917 Advert. Plant for Coal Briquettes, cement; Crushing and Grinding Machinery; Mining Plant etc. William Johnson and Sons

1919 Advert. Plant for Coal Briquettes, cement; Crushing and Grinding Machinery; Mining Plant etc. William Johnson and Sons

1947 William's grandson, Lieut-Col H H Johnson became an active director, the third generation of the family to join the firm

1949 See William Johnson and Sons: Catalogue

Other machinery produced by the firm included cement making, briquetting, metalliferous ore reduction, chemical machinery, etc.



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Sources of Information

  • Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p190
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p226