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Smedley Brothers

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Pan grinding mill: exhibit at Kelham Island Museum.
December 1929.
February 1959. Pan Grinding Mills.

Smedley Bros Ltd of Eagle Ironworks, Belper, Derbyshire.

Founded 1855.

1875 Partnership change. '...the undersigned, Alfred Smedley, Frederick Smedley, James Smedley, John Smedley, and Samuel Smedley, junior, carrying on business together at Belper, in the county of Derby, as Engineers, Boiler Makers, Millwrights, Ironfounders, and Brick Makers, under the style or firm of Smedley Brothers, was dissolved, by mutual consent, on the 31st day of December last, so far as regards the said John Smedley; and that all debts will be paid and all monies received by the said Alfred Smedley, Frederick Smedley, James Smedley, and Samuel Smedley, junior, by whom in future the said business will be carried on, under the said style or firm of Smedley Brothers...'[1]

1893 Converted into a Limited Liability Co.

1894 Advert in Engineering, 27 July 1894: Makers of edge runner grinding mills, including self-contained portable mills complete with engine and boiler [2]

1922 Products: iron castings and mills for grinding all kinds of substances.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:26 January 1875 Issue:24174 Page:322
  2. ‘Stationary Steam Engine Makers, Volume 2’ compiled by George Watkins, Catalogued by A. P. Woolrich, Landmark Publishing Co., 2006