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Elkanah Hoyle and Sons

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of Waterside Ironworks, Halifax

1881 'NOTICE is hereby given, that the PARTNERSHIP heretofore subsisting between the undersigned HORATIO STEAD and JAMES STEPHENSON STEAD, both of Halifax, in the county of York, in the trade or business of Engineers, Millwrights, Waterside Works, Halifax, aforesaid, under the style or firm of 'Hoyle & Sons," has been DISSOLVED by mutual consent. All debts due to the partnership firm are to be paid to the said Horatio Stead, who will also discharge all debts due from the said partnership firm. The business has been transferred and will in future be carried on by "Elkanah Hoyle & Sons, Limited" - Dated this 26th day of February, 1881. JAMES STEPHENSON STEAD. HORATIO STEAD. Witness — Thomas England, Solicitor. Halifax.'[1]

1884 Advert: 'ELKANAH HOYLE AND SONS, LIMITED. MILLWRIGHTS, ENGINEERS, MACHINE MAKERS AND IRONFOUNDERS, WATERSIDE, HALIFAX. Patentees and Sole Makers of Wilson's Patent Welded Press Plates and Telescopic Connections, also makers of Hydraulic Presses, have purchased all the WOOD and IRON MODELS belonging to the late firm of William Bates and Son of Sowerby Bridge.....' [2]

1887 Maker of calendering machines, hot presses and hydraulic press pumps.

1889 'Yesterday, Mr Barstow held an enquiry the Infirmary with reference to the death of John Dawrant, 29, Siddal-road, fitter in the employment of Messrs. Elkanah Hoyle & Sons, Ld., engineers and millwrights, Waterside Works. Mr. Prior, inspector of factories, was present. On Tuesday deceased was helping to load a dray with machinery from the crane door on the second storey, when he accidenally fell out. He died the same night from fracture of the skull. Evidence was given by Charles Dawrant, Stoney Royd-terrace (deceased’s father). Harry Ernest Scarborough, Church-street (an apprentice the works), Cornelius Crossley (who was assisting deceased), and Dr. Chamberlain. Verdict, "Accidental death".'[3]

1889 Advert: ' Bankruptcy. Halifax District. Re William Barrett. ...TO BE SOLD BY TENDER in one lot as a going concern, the MACHINERY, WORKING PLANT, TOOLS of trade, PATTERNS, OFFICE FURNITURE, FITTINGS, and other effects, in and about the premises in New Bank, Halifax, known as Bowling Green Brass Works, and comprising — horizontal engine, by E. Hoyle & Sons, Ld., vertical boiler and fittings, by Umpleby, water heating apparatus, cutting or shaping machine by Shepherd, 4-hand lathes, with rests and overhead motion,....'[4]

1889 Death notice: 'Keighley — At 4, Hoyle’s-buildings, Bailey Hall bank. George Hoyle Keighley. Born Oct. 23rd, 1848 ; died June 28th. 1889. Late director of the firm of Messrs. Elkanah Hoyle & Sons, Limited.[5]

1893 'SHOCKING FATALITY. On Wednesday, Mr. J. E. Hill, deputy coroner, held an inquest at the Plummet Line inn, Halifax, on the body of Fred. Lynes (19), moulder’s labourer, of Mann Street, Huddersfield. The evidence showed that on Tuesday afternoon the deceased and other workmen were assisting in the casting of a hydraulic press cylinder at the foundry of Messrs. Elkanah Hoyle and Sons, ironfounders, Waterside, Halifax. There was an explosion, and a large flame rose from the mould to the ceiling, and came in contact with the deceased and other workmen. He was very badly burned about the head and body, and fell to the ground, fracturing his thigh. Four of the other men were less seriously burned, one only slightly. Deceased was conveyed to the Infirmary, and died shortly before midnight. A verdict of “Acoidental death" was returned. [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 2 March 1881
  2. Huddersfield Daily Chronicle - Thursday 24 January 1884
  3. Halifax Courier - Saturday 16 March 1889
  4. Halifax Courier - Saturday 8 June 1889
  5. Halifax Courier - Saturday 6 July 1889
  6. Driffield Times - Saturday 23 September 1893