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John Blake Ltd of Oxford Street Works, Accrington, Lancs were pump makers.
A comprehensive review of the firm's history and products by Alan McEwen appeared in 'Old Glory' magazine, April 2012.
1859 John Blake patented a steam pressure reducing valve, and commenced manufacturing the valves in Accrington in partnership with D. Kay.
1865 The partnership lasted 6 years, after which Blake formed another (short-lived) partnership with Thomas Parkinson of Blackburn.
1866 Blake built his Oxford Street Works in Accrington.
1944 Pump. Exhibit at Queen Street Mill Museum.
1947 Pump. Exhibit at Queen Street Mill Museum.