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Hayward Tyler and Co

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1868. Bullock Pump.
1868. Pownall's patent flax cleaner.
April 1870.
1871. Direct acting steam pump for Broad Oak Colliery, Llanelli,
January 1872.
June 1872. The patent Universal Steam Pump, with boiler attached.
June 1872. 'Universal' contractor's pump.
June 1872.
1872. Universal steam pump and boiler feeder.
1876. Ryder's Hot Air Engine.
1876. Compound Steam Pump with Cope and Maxwell's Valve Gear.
1882. Water tank engines.
1883. Horizontal engines on wrought iron bedplates.
January 1888.
February 1888.
June 1888. Water supply.
1892. Hydraulic Die Press.
1894. Geared High Lift Pumps.
1897. Double Hydraulic Press for Bending Armour-Plates.
August 1899.
March 1903.
April 1903.
Exhibit at Oakham Treasures.
Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.
December 1929.

Hydraulic and general engineers, of Upper Whitecross Street, London EC, and of Luton [1]

of 99 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC.

of 84 and 85 Whitecross Street, St. Luke's, London E.C.[2].

of Luton and East Kilbride (1956).

1815 Company founded in Milton-street, in the City of London by W. Russell who was succeeded by Hayward Tyler

1830 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership carried on between us the undersigned, Hayward Tyler, Henry Tylor, and Joseph Tylor, of Warwick-Lane, in the City of London, Brass-Founders, under the firm of Hayward Tyler and Company, has been dissolved by mutual consent; and in future the Brass-Foundery and Braziery business will be united and carried on under the firm of Henry Tylor, Joseph Tylor and Company, at Warwick-Lane...'[3]

1839 The works of the company were transferred to Whitecross Street. The business of Henry and Joseph Tylor continued at Warwick Lane.

1846 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between its the undersigned; Hayward Tyler and Theodore Lloyd, of No. 85, Whitecross-street, in the parish of Saint Luke; in the county of Middlesex, Brass Founders, was this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to or owing from the said concern will be received and paid, by the said Hayward Tyler, by whom the said business will in future be carried on...'[4]

1856 Company was purchased by Robert Luke Howard

1863 Eliot Howard became a partner

1866 Advert: Makers of Bramah's original soda water machine.

1869 Started to manufacture "Universal" steam-pumps, one of the earliest single-cylinder steam-pumps to be manufactured in Europe. Later a Duplex type, specially adapted for cargo oil and other marine purposes, was developed.

1871 large works were built at Luton

1873 William Last (later director of the Science Museum) joined the company, which was described as successors to "celebrated" Bramah[5].

1876 Steam pumping engine. Exhibitor at the Royal Agricultural Show at Birmingham. [6]

1882 Supplied six water tank wagons with a boiler and two direct-acting pumps to the Cape Colonies Railways. These were to be used for taking water to outlying stations, and for washing out boilers. [7]

1888 Steam-pump Factory Fire engine.

1889 Rider hot-air engine shown at the RASE at Windsor. [8]

1892 Hayward Tyler and Co were renting part of a factory in St Luke, Old Street, Islington[9]

1894 Geared High-Lift Pumps. Illustration in 'The Engineer'. [10]

1894 Catalogue of electrical parts for lighting of houses, factories, mines and ships etc. [11]

1900 Details of machine for bottling beers. [12]

1904 the original London works were closed

1905 Private company. Incorporated as a private limited company.

1914 Hydraulic and sanitary engineers. Specialities: aerated water machinery, pumping machinery, hydraulic presses, steam, fire, sanitary and water fittings, meters for household purposes. [13]

1916 Eliot Howard became chairman

1922 Products: Pumps (oil, steam, water and sewage); hot-air engines; hydraulic presses; aerated water machinery; steam, fire, sanitary and water fittings.

1956 Platt Brothers bought a controlling interest in the private company Hayward Tyler and Co[14].

By 1959 was a subsidiary of Stone-Platt Industries[15]

1961 Engineers, manufacturing oil process pumps, atomic circular pumps, submersible pumps, also motors and steam turbines. 500 employees. [16]

1978 Pump factory in Keighley

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Sources of Information

  1. 1872 advert.
  2. The Engineer 1876/10/06
  3. [1] Gazette Issue 18762 published on the 28 December 1830. Page 5 of 16
  4. [2] Gazette Issue 20573 published on the 17 February 1846. Page 17 of 40
  5. The Times 9 August 1911
  6. The Engineer 1876/07/14 p32 and p40
  7. 'The Engineer' 7th July 1882
  8. The Engineer of 28th June 1889 p546
  9. Land Tax records
  10. The Engineer of 9th March 1894 p205
  11. The Engineer of 14th September 1894 p238
  12. The Engineer of 7th December 1900 p565
  13. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  14. The Times, 12 November 1956
  15. The Times June 3, 1959
  16. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE