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British Industrial History

Jeffery and Blackstone

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1887. The Viator, vertical engine.

1876 Robert Luke and Thomas W. Ashby retire from Ashby, Jeffery and Luke and a year later Edward Christopher Blackstone joined the company and it became Jeffery and Blackstone of Rutland Ironworks.

1881 Mention of a 4.5 hp vertical steam engine by Jeffrey and Blackstone [1]

1882 Fire at the J&B premises destroys the patterns [2]

1882 J&B exhibit a grass-mower at the Bath and West show at Cardiff [3]

1882 J&B Exhibit a hay-maker at the Royal Agricultural Show at Reading [4]

1882 Jeffery sold his interest in the business.

1887 Moved to new works.

1887 Exhibited the 'Viator' engine at the Newcastle Show.

1889 Jeffery and Blackstone became a limited company and changed their name to Blackstone and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent, Thursday, July 07, 1881
  2. The Dundee Courier & Argus, Monday, January 30, 1882
  3. The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Thursday, June 1, 1882
  4. Nottinghamshire Guardian, Friday, July 14, 1882