Ashmore, Benson, Pease and Co
From Graces Guide
of Parkfield Works, Stockton-on-Tees and London.
Formerly Ashmore and While
1885 April. Announcement. 'ASHMORE, BENSON, PEASE, AND COMPANY LIMITED. This company proposes to take over from the trustees of Ashmore and White the business of ironmasters, gas engineers, and contractors, carried on by that firm at Stockton-on-Tees. It was registered on the 18th instant, with capital of £40,000, in £10 shares. The company will discharge the liabilities the said business. The purchase consideration is £7,415 10s. 11d., payable by the allotment of 965 shares, credited with £7 10s. as paid up, and £178 0s. 11d. in cash. The subscribers are:-
W. Ashmore, Stockton-on-Tees, engineer 100 Shares.
R. S. Benson, Stockton-on-Tees, engineer 100 Shares.
E. L. Pease, Stockton-on-Tees, engineer 100 Shares.
W. Whitwell, Stockton-on-Tees, ironmaster 100 Shares.
R. B. Benson, Torquay, 66 Shares.
W. F. Pease, Darlington, coal owner 65 Shares.
J. Wright, Stockton-on-Tees, engineer, 1 Shares.
The number of directors is not to be less than three, nor more than five; qualification, 200 shares the first are the four subscribers denoted asterisk [first four listed above]; the company in general meeting will determine remuneration.'
1888 Issued catalogue of gas-holders, scrubbers, condensers, purifiers, and all requirements for erecting and fitting out gas works and gas supplies. 
1901 The company was absorbed by the Power-Gas Corporation which had been set up to acquire Mond's patents and processes for the production of cheap power and heating gas. Ashmore, Benson, Pease and Co were acquired when Power-Gas Corporation was established for their experience as manufacturers of gas plant and engineers.
1914 Manufacturers of gas plant, blast furnace plant, coke ovens etc. 
Sources of Information
- Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Monday 27 April 1885
- The Engineer 1888/04/27 p338
- The Times, Tuesday, 23 July 1901
- 1914 Whitakers Red Book
- Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p224
- The Times, 31 May 1960
- The Engineer of 8th March 1968 p390
- The Times, 22 March 1968