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British Industrial History

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Size A Gorton Manchester slicers in full working order.
1893
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1902. Paint Mill.
January 1906.
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1906.
1914. Helmet Chimney Cowl.
January 1929.
December 1933.
January 1934.
Marmalade cutter.
Marmalade cutter.
'Runaway' Lawn Mower.
December 1934.
January 1936. 'Rapid' rotary marmalade machine.
1945.
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1951.
1957. Folbate.

of Gorton, Manchester. Telephone: East 1251/2 (2 lines). Telegraphic Address: "Climax, Gorton".

1870s: Maker of horticultural appliances

Early 1880s: began developing a business in paint mills and drug machinery of all descriptions, from small bench machines to large granite mills driven by power.[1]

1889 An improved paint mill.[2]

1890 Details of their new paint grinding mill.[3]

1893 Issued 'Monthly Circular' of products made by themselves and others

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Side-drive and Roller Lawn Mowers, Garden Seats, Garden Barrows, Grindstones, Chimney Cowls, Ventilators, Hose Reels, Tennis Markers, Marmalade Machines, Potato Chippers, Slicers, Bread Cutters, Wringer Stands, Lawn Sprayer and Tidy. (Stand No.A.427 and A.322) [4]

1938 Absorbed by Qualcast

1945 Patent - Improvements in or relating to wringing machines and the like.

1951 Patent - Improvements in or relating to the mounting of cylindrical housings, shells or bushes.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1885/04/04
  2. The Engineer 1889/05/17 p416
  3. The Engineer 1890/01/17 p57
  4. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 346