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William Jones (of London)

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1927 'Montania' locomotive

of 154-5 Upper Thames Street, London

William Jones Ltd was founded c.1879. William's three sons worked in the business, including Basil Jones, who left in 1931 to develop Sevenoaks Brick Works. They had premises at several sites along the Thames.[1]

1927 Suppliers of contractors' plant, including the 'Montania' petrol-engined narrow gauge locomotive, displayed at the Public Works, Roads and Transport Exhibition, and featured in The Engineer in 1927.[2]. See illustration.

1940 Probably the same business as William Jones (of Charlton)

1960s Manufacturing 'Dobbin' barrows.

1963 The business was taken over by A. C. E. Machinery



A hand-operated wharf crane with a William Jones nameplate is preserved in situ at Killaloe on the River Shannon.[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. Information provided by Margaret Smith to Brian J. Goggin, May 2020
  2. [1] The Engineer, 25 Nov 1927, p.591
  3. [2] Irish Waterways History: The Machine Demands a Sacrifice. Information and photographs: Brian J. Goggin