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FAIRBANKS, MORSE & Co., Ltd., 87 Southwark Street, London, S.E.I. T. A.: " Fairminded, London." 2'. N.: Hop. 946. Established 1901. Capital £5,000. Employees: 24. Mang. Director: E. M. Fisher. Sec. and Director: A. Wm. Lewin, A.C.I.S. Products.—Oil engines, 1 H.P. to 300 H.P., steam and power pumps, semi-diesel marine and stationary engines.
FAIREY AVIATION CO., Ltd., Aircraft Designers and Manufacturers, Hayes, Middlesex. T.A.:" Airily, Hayes, Middlesex." T. N.: 19 Hayes, Middlesex. Established 1921. Capital £150,100. Employees: 500. Directors: C. R. Fairey, F. G. T. Dawson and C. Crisp. Manufactures.—Seaplanes, flying boats, amphibians and aircraft of all types fitted with " Fairey " patent variable camber gear.
FAIRFIELD SHIPBUILDING & ENGINEERING CO. Ltd., The, Govan, Glasgow. T. A. " Fairfield, Glasgow." T. N.: Govan 393 (6 lines). Established 1834. Directors: Robert Alfred Workman (Chairman), Sir Alexander McKennedy (Managing), Rear-Admiral Sir Douglas Brownrigg, Bart. C.B., Sir Edward Mackay Edgar, Bart., Sir John Esplen, K.B.E., R. Traill, William Orr Workman and George Strachan (Secretary). Employees: 10,000. Manufactures.—Warships, mail and passenger vessels, cargo boats, oil tankers, Channel steamers train ferries, cable ships, and engines and boilers.
FAIRFIELD SUPPLIES CO., Ltd., The, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, 8, Goring Street, St. Mary Axe, London, E.C.3. T. A. " Plombique, Ald, London." T. N.: Avenue 5190. Established 1910. Incorporated as a Limited Co. 1917. Capital £4,000. Directors: D. Schonfield W. Schonfield and C. Schonfield. Specialities.—Machine tools, hand and power, small tools.
FAIRLEY, James & Sons, Ltd., Steel Manufacturers. Head Office: Shadwell Street, Birmingham. T. A.: "Fairley, Birmingham." T. N. Central 253. Established 1869. Capital £60,000. Directors: James F. Fairley (Managing) and Francis H. Phillips. Products.—High-grade tool steels, alloy and other special steels by the crucible, Siemens' (acid) and electrical processes.
FALCON IRON WORKS (1913), Ltd. Colliery Engineers, Falcon Iron Works, Oldham. T. A.: "Falcon, Oldham." T. N.: 352 Oldham. Established 1888. Capital £6,000. Employees: 40-50. Directors: G. P. Watts (Chairman), W. Entwistle and John Booth. Sec.: B. Watson. Products.—Hauling and winding engines, steam or air; electric haulage gears.
FALCONAR, CROSS & Co., Electrical Engineers (Contracting), 7 and 9, Ridley Place, Newcastle-on-Tyne. T. A.: " Install, Newcastle-on-Tyne." T. N.: Newcastle-on-Tyne Central 203. Established 1897. Principals: O. L. Falconar, A.M.I.E.E., and W. Cross, M.I.E.E. Speciality.—Complete electrical equipment of ships, shipyards, factories, country houses, etc.
FALKIRK IRON CO., Ltd., General Ironfounders and Enamellers, Falkirk Iron Works Falkirk. T. A.: "Castings, Falkirk." T. N. Falkirk 15, 284, 285. Established 1815. Capital £500,000. Employees: 1,400. Directors: R. W. Kennard, J.P., D.L. (Chairman), Capt. H. J. Kennard. R.N. (Managing), R. Kidston (and Gen. Manager ) J. Hastings (and Secretary ), T. W. Alsop, Capt. M. A. Kennard, R.N., J. W. Yuille, Sir Thomas Wilson, Richard S. Guinness, Junr. Products.—General and engineering castings; ranges, grates and stoves; rain-water goods, hollowware, baths and enamelled plates; steam and oil cooking apparatus; electric heating and cooking appliances.
FALLON, A. & Sons, Church Lane, Wolverhampton. T. A.: " Aluminium, Wolverhampton." T. N.: Wolverhampton 450. Established 1905. Principal: Alfred Fallon. Specialities.—Aluminium castings for motor cars motor lorries, aeroplanes, etc.
FARDON, Stanley & Co., Electrical Engineers 67A, Mosley Street, Manchester. T. N.: Manchester City 3822. Partners: E. Stanley Fardon, A.M.I.E.E. and Harold Hassan. Business.—The erection and complete installation of electric plant, power, lighting, heating, ventilating etc. Also wireless installations and apparatus;
FARMER & Co., Lathe and Tool Manufacturers, 145-157, St. John Street, London, E.C.1. T. A.: "Lockstone, Smith." T. N.: City 3470.
FARMER, Sir James & Sons, Ltd., General Engineers, Adelphi Iron Works, Salford, Manchester. T. A.: " Agricola, Manchester." T. N.: Manchester City 8613 and 8615. Established 1852. Manufactures.—Complete plants of printing bleaching, dyeing and finishing textile fabrics, paper finishing machinery.
FARRAR & YOUNG, Ltd., Paragon Works, Bramley, Leeds. T. A.: "Splitters," Leeds. T. N. Stanningley 135. Established 3(.) years. Incorporated as a Limited Co. 1915. Capital 15,000. Directors W. Farrar (Managing Director), T. W. Farrar, J. B. Farrar, H. Farrar and G. E. Farrar. Specialities.—Tanners', curriers', leather dressers' and fellmonger machinery. Belts and pickers, and glue and gelatine plants.
FARRAR BOILER WORKS, Ltd., Lincoln. T. A.: "Cranks, Lincoln." T. N.: Lincoln 406.
FARRAR, J. & Son, Engineers' Pattern Makers, Gaol Lane, Halifax.
FARRAR, J. B. & Sons, Ltd., Textile Machine Makers, Globe Works, Halifax, England. T. A.: "Machine, Halifax." T. N.: Halifax 167. Established 1805. Employees: 200. Directors: Joseph Farrar and A. R. Whitehead. Manufactures.—Washing, combing, carding, drawing, spinning and twisting machinery, etc.; dyeing machinery for slubbing, yarn and loose material.
FARRINGDON PROPELLER & ENGINEERING CO., Ltd., 39, Victoria Street, London S.W.'. T. A.: "Egnaldom, Vic." T. N.: 1338 Victoria. Manufactures.—Electfical appliances.
FARRINGDON WORKS AND H. PONTIFEX & Sons, Ltd., Engineers, Coppersmiths, Ironfounders and Brassfounders. Registered Offices: Pontifex House, Shoe Lane, London, E.C.4. Works: Tyseley Birmingham. T. A.: " Cuprite, London "; " Pontifex, Hay Mills." T. N.: Holborn 790 (London) Victoria 213 (Birmingham). Established 1796. Manufactures.—Ice, refrigerating, brewing and distilling plants; " Pontifex " patent bottling machines.
FARROW & JACKSON, Ltd., 16, Great Tower Street, London, E.C.3. T. A.: " Farjak, Bilgate London." T. N.: Avenue 2155. Directors: Algar George Farrow, Algernon Brooker Jackson. Alfred Howland. Est. 1798. Incorporated as a private Limited Company 1897. Specialities.—Iron wine bins and fittings for trade and private cellars, beer engines, beer carbonating plant, and steel racks and fittings for warehouses.
FASTNUT, Ltd., Beehive Wharf, Brentford Middlesex. T. A.: "Fasnut, Brentford." T. N. Ealing 1938. Incorporated as a Limited Co. in 1903. Directors: W. H. Cook (Managing), Major J. W. B. Cook. Manufactures.—Labour-saving devices and mechanical tools, etc.
FAWCETT, PRESTON & Co., Ltd., York Street: Liverpool. T. A A.: " Fawcett, Liverpool." T. N.: Royal 2664, Liverpool. Established 1905. Capital £100,000. Directors: G. Hutchison (Chairman ), J. J. V. Cooke, C. G. S. Gordon, Capt. G. Chapman, A. Mc. A. Lang and H. A. Malvern. Manufactures.—Sugar machinery, hydraulic baling presses and pumps.
FELLOWS & Co., Ltd., Shipbuilders, Southtown Dry Docks, Great Yarmouth. T. A.: " Fellows Yarmouth." T. N.: 16. Established 1785. Employees: 200. Directors: H. M. Fellows, M.I.N.A. A. W. Castle, B. R. Bately, J. A. Fellows. Products.—Wood and steel fishing vessels, barges and lighters, small steamers.
FELLOWS & DARBY, Ltd., Engineers' Pattern Makers, Slaney Street, Snow Hill, Birmingham.
FELLOWS BROS., Ltd., Lifting Tackle Specialists, Cradley Heath. T. A.: " Fellows Cradley Heath." T. N.: 35 Cradley Heath. Established 1841. Capital £25,000. Employees: 300. Directors: S. L. V. Fellows and C. Fellows. Products.—Chain and rope blocks, high-class sling and crane chains, screw and hydraulic jacks, hoisting crabs and rail benders, wire strainers.
FELLOWS' MAGNETO CO., Ltd., Magneto Manufacturers, Cumberland Avenue, Park Royal Willesden, London, N.W.10. T. A.: " Quixmag 'Phone, London." T. N.: Willesden 1560, 1561 1502. Established 1916. Capital £500,000. Employees: 600. Directors: V. L. Fellows, D. Fellows, S. Fellows, H. M. Alleyn and F. de C. Montfort. Manufactures.—Magnetos and electrical articles.
FERGUSON BROTHERS (Port Glasgow) Ltd., Shipbuilders and Engineers, Newark Works Port Glasgow. T. A.: "Dredger, Port Glasgow." T. N.: 26. Directors: John Slater, Louis Ferguson Peter Ferguson, Robert Ferguson, James Murray George H. Murray, Wm. J. Blair. Manufactures.—Cargo steamers, suction dredgers bow and stern well, centre and side ladder, bucket barge loading, and hopper dredgers, tugs, etc.
FERGUSON, PAILIN, Ltd., Switchgear Specialists and General Electrical Engineers, Edward Street, Higher Openshaw, Manchester. T. A. " Tension, Manchester." T. N.: Openshaw 329 and 33o. Established as a private firm 1913. Incorporated February, 1919. Capital £100,000, Issued £67,072. Employees: 620. Chairman: Sir Kenneth Crossley, Bart. Directors: Samuel Ferguson, James Pailin, and George Pailin, jun. Specialities.—The manufacture of extra high pressure and low pressure switchboards for controlling electric supplies.
FERODO, Ltd., Sovereign Mills, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire. T. A.: " Friction, Chapel-en-leFrith." T. N.: Chapel-en-le-Frith 19 and zo. Directors: T. Jowett (Chairman ), H. Frood and W. A. Horrocks (Joint Managing), P. Wheeler, F. T. Rundall, H. W. Hitchen. Specialities.—Ferodo friction linings for motor brakes and clutches; colliery brakes; cranes and winch brakes, etc. Ferodo patent stair treads. Feroleum (Reg.) floorings.
FERRANTI, Ltd., Electrical Engineers. Hollinwood, Lancashire. T. A.: " Ferranti, Hollinwood." T. N.: Failsworth 6ir. Established 1888. Present Co. Incorporated 1905. Share Capital 2130,000 Issued £123,374, Reserve Fund £158,912. Directors Andrew Wilson Tait (Chairman), Major R. W. Cooper, S. Z. de Ferranti, J. M. Henderson, Major P. D. Thomas and Arthur Whittaker. Sec.: T. H. Morris.
FERMANS (1918), Ltd., St. Leonard's Road Willesden Junction, N.W.Io. T. A.: " Fercomium Harlesden." T. N.: Willesden 1590. Established 1915. Capital £100,000. Employees: 300. Directors Alf. Bednell (Chairman), Alex. Craig, H. T. Vane R. Hollick, C. C. Fowler (Managing). Manufactures.—Die castings in aluminium, alloys and yellow metals.
FERRO-ARC WELDING CO., Ltd., 12, Grosvenor Gardens, London, S.W.I. T. A.: " Elecarcwel London." T. N.: Victoria 4052 and 4053. Established 1918. Capital £10,000. Directors: Kenneth Raydon Swan, Augustus Charles Hyde, Lewis James Yeoman. Products.—Ferro-Arc electrodes for electric welding.
FERROX CO., Ltd., 12, Grosvenor Gardens Westminster, S.W.I. T. A.: " Ferroxicon, London." T. N.: Victoria 4052-3. Established 1914. Directors: Kenneth Raydon Swan, Augustus Charles Hyde, Lewis James Yeoman, Percy Swan. Manufactures.—" Ferrox " welding wires and fluxes for acetylene welding steel, iron, malleable cast-iron, etc.; also for building-up operations by the bare wire arc process.
FEUERHEERD'S ROTORS (British Empire) Ltd., 31, New Bridge Street, London, E.C.4. T. A. " Rotomarvol, Fleet, London." T. N.: City 5962-3. Established 1919. Capital £240,000. Directors: E. Feuerheerd, C. F. Kilshaw-Quack, H. S. Ponsonby E. S. Franklin, E. Aitken-Quack, C. D. Allen, P. Layton, R. Stephenson, D. Smail. Manufactures.—Rotary pumps.
FIAT MOTORS, Ltd., Automobile and Aeronautical Engineers, 5, Albemarle Street, W.I. T. A. " Fiatism, Piccy." T. N.: Gerrard 7946. Incorporated as a Limited Co. in 1906. Mang. Director D. R. Baker.
FIELDHOUSE, CROSSFIELD & Co., Ltd., Reliance Works, Otley. Manufactures.—Printing Machinery.
FIELDING & PLATT, Ltd., Engineers, Atlas Works, Gloucester. T. A.: " Atlas, Gloucester." T. N.: Gloucester 58. Established 5o years. Capital 2100,000. Employees: 600. Directors: James Fielding, John Fielding, Frank Fielding, Arthur Fielding and Samuel Fielding. Products.—Gas engines and gas plants, refined and crude oil engines, hydraulic machinery.
FIFE FORGE CO., Ltd., Forgemasters and Engineers, Smeaton Road, Kirkcaldy. T. A.: " Fife Forge, Kirkcaldy." T. N.: Kirkcaldy 16. Established 1873. Capital £45,000. Employees: 200. Directors: John Harley (Chairman), Andrew Harley and James Hepburn. Manufactures.—Iron and steel forgings; also rough-machined or finished complete. Specialities.—Marine engine forgings, including crankshafts, finished complete and propeller shafts finished with liners.
FILM COOLING TOWERS, Ltd., Mechanical Engineers, 124, Chancery Lane, London, W.C.2. T. A.: " Aloof, Fleet, London." T. N.: Holborn 5877. Established 1914. Incorporated 1915. Capital £6,000, Issued £5,352. Directors: Edward Hunter Low, W. W. White, L. Clemow and P. Eric Jeffcock. Employees: 20. Manufactures.—Cooling towers, cooling frames and air filters.
FINDLAY, A. & Co., Ltd., Structural Engineers, Motherwell, Glasgow. T. A.: " Findlay, Motherwell." T. N.: Motherwell 19. Manufactures.—Iron and [steel girders, joists bridges and roofs.
FINNEY, George & Co., Berkeley Street, Birmingham. T. A.: " Yennif, Birmingham." T. N.: Midland 339 and 1970. Manufactures.—Bracket and hanger bearings.
FINNEY PUMP CO., 20, High Holborn.' London, W.C.I. T. A.: " Finpatpum, Holb., London." T. N.: Chancery 7551. Partners: Joseph Wm. Finney, Charles F. Dickson and Robert Taylor. Manufactures.—" Finney " patent hand and power pumps.
FINNIESTON ENGINEERING CO., Ltd. Somerville Street, Scotstoun. T. A.: " Finis Scotstoun." T. N.: West 4230. Year of Incorporation, 1912. Capital £16,000. Employees: loo. Mang. Director: David A. Brown. Products.—Sheet metal work, sheet metal pressers and stampers.
FIRTH, Richard & Sons, Ltd., Textile Machine Makers, Brook Mills, Cleckheaton. T. A. " Richard Firth, Cleckheaton." T. N.: Cleckheaton 157. Directors: Richard Firth, Frederick Durrans Firth and George Thomas Firth. Manufactures.—Carding machines, mules, willeys condensers, feeds, all kinds of textile accessories.
FIRTH, Thos. & Sons, Ltd., Norfolk Works, Savile Street East, Sheffield. T. N.: Sheffield, Central 3230 ( To lines). Established 1840. Incorporated 1881. Capital 2,000,000 I,000,000 Ordinary Shares of p each, 600,000 5 per cent (Income Tax Free) Preference Shares, 400,000 6 per cent Preference Shares. Directors: Bernard A. Firth (Chairman), J. Rossiter Hoyle and F. C. Fairholme (Joint Managing), Rt. Hon. Lord Aberconway of Bodnant, P.C., Sir Charles Ellis, K.C.B. G.B.E., E. Willoughby Firth, John Sampson, Lieut.-Col. H. B. Strang, E. Dixon, P. W. Fawcett E. C. Benson, J. W. Fawcett and Frederick Best (and Secretary). Employees: About 4,000. Manufactures.—Steel forgings and castings, highspeed and carbon tool steels, carbon and alloy steels stainless steel, high-speed engineers' small tools.
FISHER & LUDLOW, Ltd., Rea Street, Birmingham. T. A.:"Tinmen, Birmingham." T.N. Mid. 2900 (Birmingham). Established 1920. Capital X200,000. Directors: R. H. Roberts (Chairman ) N. B. Ludlow, W. F. Dormer and A. Keats. Manufactures.—Metal pressings and stampings.
FISHER, HUMPHRIES & Co., Ltd., General Engineers, Founders and Boilermakers, Atlas Works, Pershore. T. A.: "Fisher, Pershore." T. N. Pershore 20. Established 1832. Capital £20,000. Employees: 150. Directors: Col. A. P. James, Col. H. M. Lindsay, C.B., and J. Barnicot. Manufactures.—Steel and non-ferrous tube and bar machinery, rubber tyre moulds, presses and vulcanizing pans, threshing machinery.
FISHERS, Ltd., Marine Engineers, St. Mirren's Engine Works, McDowall Street, Paisley. T. A. " Fisher, Engineers, Paisley." T. N.: Paisley 2244. Established 1868. Employees: About 60. Directors A. Houston Fisher (Managing ), William Dawson. Sec.: William Martin.
FLATHER & Co., Ltd., Dynamo and Motor Manufacturers, A.C. and Direct Current, 10, Briggate Leeds. T. A.: "Flather, Leeds." T. N.: Leeds 20778-9 ( P. B.E. ). Established 1893. Incorporated 1902. Capital £20,000. Directors: T. A. Flather (Chairman ), T. Burns, C. Flather and L. Flather (and Secretary ).
FLATHER, W. T., Ltd., Sheffield. T. A. " Flather, Sheffield." T. N.: Attercliffe 39 and 152. Established 1817. Employees: 200. Directors: D. Flather, G. D. Flather and L. Flather. Manufactures.—Steel.
FLEETWOOD ENGINEERING CO., Ltd. Engineers, Boilermakers and Ship Repairers, Jubilee Quay, Fleetwood. T. A.: " Brass, Fleetwood." T. N.: Fleetwood 145. Established 1917. Capital £25,000. Employees: 200. Directors: J. Allen Taylor, Harold Taylor and R. H. Cunliffe. Speciality.—Steam trawler repairs.
FLEMING & FERGUSON, Ltd., Paisley. T. A.: "Phoenix, Paisley." T. N.: Paisley 2648. Established 1878. Employees: 1,000. Directors: Sir T. Mason, F. Shaw, J. A. Fleming, W. Y. Fleming (Managing). Manufactures.—Bucket and pump dredgers.
FLEMING, BIRKBY & GOODALL, Ltd. Belting Manufacturers, New Bond Street, Halifax.
FLETCHER BROTHERS, Machine Tool Makers, Greenmount Engineering Works, Hanson Lane, Halifax.
FLETCHER, G. & Co., Ltd., Masson Works, Derby. T. A.:" Amarilla, Derby." T. N.: Derby 817. Established 1860. Manufactures.—Complete equipment for sugar factories, refineries and distilleries; also filter presses and evaporators.
FLETCHER MALLEABLE FOUNDRIES Ltd., Derby. T. A A.: " Foundries, Derby." T. N. Derby 221. Manufactures.—Chains, cast-iron and steel sprocket and traction wheels, and malleable iron, seamless and riveted buckets.
FLETCHER, MILLER, Ltd., Engineers' Chemists, Alma Mills, Dukinfield, Cheshire. T. A.: " Emulsion, Dukinfield." T. N.: Ashton-under-Lyne 348. Directors: James A. Fletcher and John F. Miller. Specialities.—" Cooledge" water soluble cutting oil; " Lardedge," a lard oil substitute; motor oils, greases and rust preventatives.
FLETCHER, SON & FEARNALL, Ltd. Ship Repairers and Dry Dock Owners, Union Dock, Limehouse, E. T. A.: " Fletcher's Docks, 'Phone London." T. N.: East 3864. Established 1818. Incorporated as a Limited Co. in 1896. Directors H. K. Fletcher (Chairman and Managing), E. H. Fletcher (Managing), W. S. Bailey, H. C. Pelly, T. P. Little and J. M. Wilkinson (also Secretary).
FLOCKTON, TOMPKIN & Co., Ltd., Newhall Steel Works, Sheffield. T. A.: " Tompkin Sheffield." T. N.: 48o Sheffield. Specialities.—Crucible tool steel (high-speed and carbon).
FLOYD & FLOYD, Ltd. Malleable Iron Founders, Fleet Street, Coventry. T. A.: " Floyd, Coventry 474." T. N.: Coventry 474. Established 1870. Incorporated as a Limited Co. 1897. Directors: E. A. Floyd and C. F. Floyd.
FLUXIO WELDING CO., Ltd., Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. T. A.: " Flux, Blackpool." T. N.: Blackpool 1278. Products.—High-speed tipped lathe tools, also solid lathe tools and engineers' small tools.
FODDENS, Ltd., Manufacturers of Steam Wagons, Sandbach, Cheshire.
FOOT, Rowland G. & Co., Engineers and Contractors, 11, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.4. Established 1876. Capital £2,500. Employees: 45. Sole Partner: Rowland G. Foot. Products.—Wood-working machinery and machine tools, patent steam and petrol lorries, patent automatic boiler feeders, etc.
FOOTE, MILNE & Co., Electrical Engineers 66, Victoria Street, London, S.W.I. T. A.: " Pedetentim, Sowest, London." T. N.: Victoria 5536 (2 lines). Partners: Capt. E. J. Owen, K. Jolivard and W. E. Rice.
FORBES BROTHERS, Doe Street, Birmingham. T. A.: "Universe, Birmingham." T. N. Central 857. Manufactures.—Small machine tools, graduated swivel machine vices.
FOREST CAR CO., Ltd., Motor Engineers Almond's Green, West Derby, Liverpool. T. A. " Jaw], Liverpool." T. N.: 548 Old Swan, Liverpool. Mang. Director: J. Arthur Wade. Products.—Forest motor van, 10 H.P., variable speed drive; gear cutting.
FORGROVE MACHINERY CO., Ltd., Dewsbury Road, Leeds, and 81-83, Knightrider Street London. T. A.: " Forgrove, Leeds "; " Llanos Cent, London." T. N.: Leeds 26586 and London, City, 1464. Established 1901. Capital £25,000. Employees: 90. Directors: Frederick Grover A.M.I.C.E., M.I.M.E. (Managing), J. W. Bennett A. R. Barfoot, W. 0. Bennett, A.M.I.C.E., G. R. Bennett. European Representative: E. Young, 8 Rue De La Motte Picquet, Paris. Products.—Wrapping, labelling, packing, tablet-counting and soap-stamping machinery.
FORREST, W. & Co., Mechanical Engineers, Industry Works, Sylvester Gardens, Sheffield. T. N. Sheffield, Central no6. Sole Proprietor: C. H. Payne.
FORTIS ENGINEERING CO., Ltd., Toolmakers, Norfolk Street, Coventry. T. A.: " Fortis Coventry." T. N.: Coventry 800. Established 1900. Incorporated 1910. Directors: Frank Martin and Hubert Martin. Speciality.—" Fortis " steel parallel vices (patent).
FOSTER, BLACKETT & WILSON, Ltd. Hebburn-on-Tyne. T. A.: " Foswhite, Hebburn." T. N.: Gateshead 262. Established 1862. Director: Col. A. J. Foster (Chairman and Managing). Specialities.—Chemica sheet lead, lead pipes, etc.
FOSTER BROS. & Co., Ironfounders and Constructional Engineers, Hope Foundry, Lancaster Road, Preston. T. A.: " Hope Foundry, Preston." T. N.: Preston 82. Established 1870. Employees 30-40. Principals: Joseph Foster and James Foster. Manufactures.—Cast-iron columns, stanchions beams, lintels, gutters for warehouses, cotton mills and weaving sheds; rolled steel joists, compound girders, sectional material.
FOSTER BROTHERS, Ltd., Tube Manufacturers, Lea Brook Tube and Engineering Works, Wednesbury. T. A.: " Fosters, Wednesbury." T. N.: Wednesbury 18o (Private Branch Exchange ). Established 1888. Directors: Humphrey Foster (Chairman ), I. F. Green, H. F. Foster. Manufactures.—Iron and steel tubes and fittings of all kinds, flanged steam pipe-work, superheaters.
FOSTER ENGINEERING CO., Ltd., Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Morden Works, Wimbledon, London, S.W.19. T. A.: " Fosteraco Wimble, London." T. N.: Wimbledon 1800 (3 lines ). Established 1907. Capital £75,000. Employees: 250. Directors: Milton V. Ely (Chairman ) Ernest Dobson (Managing ), Thomas Ely and Jesse Haskins. Manufactures.—Transformers, resistances, choking coils, spot welders; vacuum and gas-filled•lamps and fittings; " Apex " switchgear; steel and other boxes and tanks; electrical apparatus.
FOSTER INSTRUMENT CO. Letchworth Herts. T. A.: " Foster, Instruments,ILetchworth." T. N.: Letchworth 26. Established 1910. Sole Proprietor: Charles E. Foster. Specialities.—Radiation pyrometers, Foster's patents, thermo-couple pyrometers, Hoskins' alloys, Foster's patent electrical resistance thermometers, Eden-Foster repeated impact testing machine, Humfrey autographic notched bar testing machine, strainmeters, extensometers.
FOSTER, J. & Sons, Soho Foundry, Preston, Lancs. Manufactures.—Steam engines, Lancashire boilers mill-gearing, chemical, hydraulic and gunpowder machinery.
FOSTER, S. & Co., Engineers' Pattern Makers, Stead Street, Halifax.
FOSTER, William & Co., Ltd., Engineers and Boiler Makers, Wellington Foundry, Lincoln. Established 1856. Capital £110,462. Issued £109,132, Reserve Fund £80,000. Directors: Sir William A. Tritton, C. W. Pennell, H. E. Page E. W. Whattain and J. Starkey. Manufactures.—Steam tractors, traction engines road locomotives, steam wagons, threshing machinery traction wagons, etc.
FOTHERBY & Co., Mechanical Engineers and Ironfounders, Anchor Foundry, Wakefield.
FOWELL & Co., Ltd., St. Ives, Huntingdon. Manufactures.—Agricultural implements, engines and boilers.
FOWLER, John & Co. (Leeds), Ltd. Steam Plough Works, Leeds. T. A.: "Fowler Leeds." T. N.: Leeds 2164r. Capital £464,430. Directors: A. Fowler, C. H. Fowler, Wm. M'Intosh George Turner, J. W. Thackeray, H. T. Eddison W. G. Wigram and E. G. Pelly. Sec.: Theo. Davis. Manufactures.—Tractors, motor ploughs, traction engines, road locomotives and wagons, road-making machinery, steam rollers, scarifiers, sprayers, railway locomotives and rolling stock.
FOWNES FORGE & ENGINEERING CO. The, Marine Engineers, Cardiff Forge, Cardiff. T. A.: "Fownes, Cardiff." T. N.: Cardiff 633. Managing Director Arthur A. Fownes.
FRANKLIN, Hy. & Co., Steam Packing and Boiler Composition Manufacturers, 12-4, Dockhead, London, S.E. T. N.: Hop. 4790.
FRASER & CHALMERS ENGINEERING WORKS (Proprietors, The General Electric Co. Ltd.), Erith, Kent. T.A.: "Vanner, Erith." T.N. Erith 168-171. Branches: Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Swansea, Ipswich, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Hull, Southampton, Dublin, Cork and Belfast. General Manager: E. Wilson. Manufactures.—Steam turbines (land and marine) turbo-blowers and compressors, materials handling plant, mining machinery, metallurgical plant winding engines (steam and electric), blast furnace gas cleaning plant and rolling mills equipment.
FRASER & FRASER, Ltd., Bromley-by-Bow E.3. T. A.: " Pressure, Bochurch, London." T. N.: East 66. Incorporated 1894. Capital Authorised £47,000. Directors: P. S. Brown, Jas. Tawse, Geo. A. Tawse, Henry Whyte. Sec.: Chas. J. Bennett. Manufactures.—Jacket pans, tar stills, water and gas mains, boilers, electric welding, welded and riveted tanks, etc.
FRASER, Douglas & Sons, Ltd., Westburne Foundry, Arbroath, Scotland. T. A.: " Fraser Arbroath." T. N.: Arbroath 133. Established 1834. Incorporated as a Limited Co. in 1905. Employees: 620. Directors: John Fraser, Norman Fraser, Henry Fraser, Gordon Fraser and William Swan. Products.—Textile machinery for jute, flax and hemp; belt and rope pulleys; shafting and gearing.
FRASER, John & Son, Ltd., Millwall Boiler Works, Wharf Road, London, E. T. A.: " Highpressure, Millcast." T. N.: East 3385.
FRASER, R. & J., Brassfounders & Coppersmiths, 46, Park Street, Liverpool.
FRASER, W. J. & Co., Ltd., Dagenham. Manufactures.—Boilers and brewers' and engineers' fittings.
FRIEDENTHALS, Ltd., Brassfounders and Pumping Machinery Manufacturers, Ribble Engine Works, Preston. T. A.: " Screw, Preston." T. N.: Preston 255. Established 1885. Directors: F. Friedenthal, F. Friedenthal, Junr., and A. Friedenthal. Manufactures.—Ship propeller, boiler feed and general service pumps.
FRODINGHAM IRON & STEEL CO., Ltd. Scunthorpe, Lincs. T. A.: " Cliff, Scunthorpe." T. N.: 131 Scunthorpe. Established 1865. Capital £1,000,000. Employees: 3,000. Directors: A. 0. Peech (Chairman), Sir F. J. Jones, Bart., H. Barber W. Chesterman, R. Borrough Hopkins, Jas. Peech F. S. Scott-Smith, W. Tozer, Jas. Henderson (Managing). Manufactures.—Lincolnshire pig-iron and open hearth steel angles, bars, rounds, squares, billets blooms, tees, channels, girders, conductor rails, slot rails, Z bars, etc.
FROST & Sons (Moxley), Ltd., Falcon Gavanizing Works, Moxley, near Wednesbury.
FROST & Sons (Tividale), Ltd., Ebro Tube Works, Tividale, Tipton, Staffs. Manufactures.—Gas fittings, gas pipes and tubes.
FRY'S (London), Ltd., Tool Makers, 46, Upper Thames Street, E.C.4. T. A.: " Fryonia, Cent London." T. N.: City 1026. Established 1916. Capital £20,000. Employees: 60. Directors: C. Howell, A. P. Schove, M. Justin. Products.—Hacksaws, reamers, taps, drilling grinding machines and small lathes.
FRY'S METAL FOUNDRY, Metal Manufacturers and Refiners, 25-42, Holland Street, Blackfriars, London, S.E.I. T. A.: " Frymetalos, Friars London." T. N.: Hop 4720 (4 lines). General Manager: John Fry. Technical Manager: Crellyn C. Bissett, B.A., B.Sc., B.Met., etc. Specialities.—White antifriction metals for bearings, soft solders, fusible alloys, plastic metal, white metal alloys of all types in ingots or in die-castings.
FULHAM BRONZE CO., Ltd., Bronze Founders, 59-63, Parsons Green Lane, London, S.W.6. T. A.: "Bronzalas, Walgreen, London." T. N. Putney 2096.
FULLERS UNITED ELECTRIC WORKS Ltd., Woodland Works, Chadwell Heath. T. A. " Fullers, Chadwell Heath." T. N.: Ilford 173. Established 1919. Capital £500,000. Directors: G. Fuller (Chairman and Managing), G. J. A. Fuller (also Secretary), L. Fuller, F. J. Gordon and D. A. Palmer.
FULLERTON, HODGART & BARCLAY Ltd., Engineers and Ironfounders, Vulcan Works, Paisley. T. A.:"Vulcan, Paisley." T. N.: 2163 and 2164 Paisley. Established 1838. Capital e25o,000. Employees: 800. Directors: George Barclay, John C. Tannett, John A. Balderston, George L. Muir R. G. Sommerville, Hugh M. Hodgart and William McGregor. Products. — HYDRAULIC PUMPS AND ACCUMULATORS, HYDRAULIC CARGO GEAR, HIGH REVOLUTION RAM PUMPS, AIR COMPRESSORS (STEAM AND MOTOR DRIVEN), EVAPORATORS FOR GLYCERINE CAUSTIC AND OTHER LIQUORS, WINDING ENGINES (STEAM AND ELECTRIC), MAKERS OF HEAVY MARINE CASTINGS.
FULLERTON, John & Co., Shipbuilders, Merksworth, Paisley. T. A.: " Fullerton, Merksworth, Paisley." T. N.: 2681 Paisley. Established 1868. Principals: James Fullerton and John Fullerton. Products.—Steel steamers up to 1,500 tons dead weight.
FURBER & JORDAN, Crane Ironworks, Cowhill, Oldham. T. N.: Oldham 1518. Members of Firm: J. Jordan, H. Jordan. Firm est. over 25 years. Manufactures.—Hoists, cranes, runways and tramways for mills and warehouses.
FURNESS SHIPBUILDING CO., Ltd. Haverton Hill-on-Tees. T. A.: "Furze." T. N. Middlesbrough 503. Directors: Viscount Furness (Chairman ), W. Furness, E. Furness, T. G. Furness J. McGovern and Sir J. Norton-Griffiths, K.C.B. Manufactures.—Ships.
FURNIVAL & Co., Ltd., Printers' Engineers, Reddish, Stockport. Manufactures.—" Two Revo," " Wharfedale " and " Platten " printing machines.
FURSE, W. J. & Co., Ltd., 5, Traffic Street, Nottingham. T.A.: "Furse, Nottingham." T.N. Nottingham 2206. Established 1894. Capital £35,000. Directors: W. J. Furse (Governing), W. F. Furse and H. J. Furse. Manufactures.—Lifts, motors, telephones and bells.
FYFE, WILSON & Co., Electric Dynamo Manufacturers, 133, West Campbell Street, Glasgow. T. A.: " Polyphase, Glasgow."