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Beverley Iron and Wagon Co

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April 1870.

Beverley Iron & Wagon Co of Beverley Ironworks, Beverley, Yorkshire

1864 Formerly Crosskill and Co and before that William Crosskill.

1867 Won all 3 prizes for horse-powered bone mills at the Royal Agricultural Society's meeting[1]

1876 Exhibitor at the Royal Agricultural Show at Birmingham with a large collection of wagons and carts, three portable engines and some bone crushing machines. Also a full range of farming machinery [2]

1877 Portable engine No. 240 preserved in Australia.[3]

1876 "At the 1876 Royal Agricultural Show they exhibit a large collection of carts, wagons, &c., three good portable engines and some powerful bone crushing mills. This company's stands differ from those of most other engineers in that they appear to contain everything that a farmer can require. Carts, wagons, clod crushers, manure distributors, reaping and mowing machines, threshing machines, portable engines, all may be seen here."[4].

1879 Beverley Iron and Wagon Co closed in the depression of the late 1870s, with the loss of 200-300 jobs.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 18, 1867
  2. The Engineer of 21st July 1876 p57
  3. 'Old Glory' magazine No. 232, June 2009, featured a recent photograph of No. 240 on p.28
  4. The Engineer 1876/07/28
  • [1] A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 6, the Borough and Liberties of Beverley. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1989.
  • 'Crosskills of Beverley', by G. P. Brown, E. Yorks. Loc. Hist. Soc. Bulletin, xxvi. 7-9.