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Crosskill and Co

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of Beverley

1825 Business established by William Crosskill, a whitesmith, who made articles in cast iron, such as railings and lamp standards for the Beverley gas undertaking - see William Crosskill

During the Crimean War the firm produced over 3,000 army carts and wagons and some ordnance: yet in 1855, when trade in Hull was depressed as a result of the war, the bank foreclosed.

From 1857 the business is referred to as Crosskill and Co

Early 1860s William's sons, Alfred and Edmund, seem to have carried on business in Beverley as A. and E. Crosskill and then as William Crosskill and Sons

By 1861 the works were being run by the trustees for William Crosskill

1863 The Iron works were put up for sale

1864 The firm was sold to a company led by Sir Henry Edwards, the Conservative M.P. for the town.

After 1864 the firm was continued under the name of the Beverley Iron and Wagon Co

1876 Exhibitor at the Smithfield Club Show with wagons and carts [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 15th December 1876 p411