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1862 London Exhibition: Catalogue: Class VIII.: Thomas Worsdell

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2031. WORSDELL, THOMAS, Berkeley Street, Birmingham.

Steam crane, hydraulic and screw lifting jacks, hydraulic wire testing machines, etc.

The following is a list of the principal manufactures of this exhibitor:-

Contractors' locomotives, portable and other steam engines; steam wharf, ship, and travelling cranes; hand wharf, travelling, derrick, and other cranes; steam and hand winches; travelling crabs for gauntry frames; pulley blocks, etc.

Engineers' tools, including self-acting screw-cutting and other lathes; planing, slotting, drilling, screwing, punching and shearing machines; ratchet braces, etc.; nail-cutting, rivet, wood-screw, and general machinery.

Wrought-iron smiths' hearths, anvils, vices, etc.

Lifting jacks; including patent traversing, Haley's windlass, tripod, bottle, and other kinds. Improved patent wrought-iron hydraulic lifting jack, to raise from 4 to 200 tons.

Hydraulic machines to test bar iron, steel, chain cables, girders, and (small portable) for wire.

Railway bell signal apparatus, for communicating between guard and engine man, as supplied to various railway companies.

Rail-setting presses, jim-crows, and other contractors' tools.

Railway buffers, screw couplings and cramps, bolts and nuts, etc.

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