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Appleby Brothers or Applebys of Emerson Street, S.E., London; Southwark, London, and Greenwich.
Manufacturers of steam cranes, dredgers, brick making machinery, steam crabs, pile drivers, pumps, portable and stationary engines.
1866 The works moved to East Greenwich.
1871 Employing 30 persons 
1870s Joseph Jessop, an engineer in Leicester specialising in cranes, became a partner in Leicester with Charles James Appleby, and Thomas Hodgson Appleby as Engineers and Millwrights, under the style or firm of Joseph Jessop, at the London Steam Crane and Engine Works, Leicester. 
1876 T. H. Appleby left the partnership with his brother, as Engineers, at Emerson-street, Southwark, Surrey, under the style or firm of Appleby Brothers. Charles James Appleby carried on the business under the same style of Appleby Brothers
1880 Jessop split from the Appleby brothers and set up his own business in Leicester as Joseph Jessop and Son
1883 Made a beam pumping engine for Goulburn Waterworks, New South Wales. Still in steamable condition 
1889 Gold Mining Plant for Cerro de Pasco, Transvaal. (Appleby and Co of Greenwich) 
1900 Electrically worked jib crane for dockside unloading
1908 Appleby's Ltd of Glasgow, Leicester and London, were commissioned to provide the crane for a floating crane being constructed by Vickers, Sons and Maxim for harbour of Montreal. Also supplying a crane for the fitting out basin of Yarrow and Co at Scotstoun.
1910 Appleby's Ltd went into voluntary liquidation, to be refinanced under the name The Appleby Crane and Transporter Co Ltd. Later that year the company was taken over by Messrs Arrol. The Leicester works was sold by Arrol in 1912