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of Openshaw, Manchester
1862 Formerly John Ashbury and changed name when it took limited liability
1869 Advert. Manufacturers of railway carriages and wagons, tyres, axles, structural ironwork, cranes 
1875 Legal case.
1884 A large modular cast iron railway water tank, standing on eight cast iron columns, has survived at the site of St Mary's railway station in Tasmania. Made by Ashbury's in 1884 
1902 Metropolitan Amalgamated Railway Carriage and Wagon Co was registered on 18 April and incorporated as a limited company to amalgamate 6 companies including Ashbury Railway Carriage and Iron Co