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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Blaylock and Pratchitt

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Blaylock and Pratchitt of Denton Iron Works, Denton Holme, Carlisle built portable steam engines.

Also see Pratchitt and Blaylock of Denton Iron Works

1848 John Blaylock had established Long Island Iron Works in Carlisle.

1859 The company was formed by William Pratchitt (who had been apprenticed at Benjamin Hick and Sons) and John Blaylock and was originally located at the Long Island Ironworks in Carlisle.

Tendered for a locomotive for the Ffestiniog Railway.

1864 With the expiry of the lease at Long Island, the company moved to the Denton Holme Iron Works.

John Blaylock's younger brother joined the company and it became known as Pratchitt, Blaylock and Pratchitt.

1877 John Blaylock died, and the company became Pratchitt Brothers. They began to manufacture agricultural equipment, railway equipment, steam engines, and grinding mills

Suppliers of all railway clocks on the London and North Western Railway main line and at all stations from Carlisle to Wigan. They also provided and erected the ironwork for a number of stations.

1947 L. A. Mitchell became Chairman and Managing Director. The company became the Mitchell Group of Companies encompassing L. A. Mitchell Ltd., Pratchitt Brothers Ltd., Mitchell Craig Pumps Ltd., and Metal Propellers Ltd.

1969 APV acquired the Mitchell Group and became APV Mitchell Dryers and then APV Pasilac.

1994 APV Pasilac was bought by the Morton Machine Company and becomes Mitchell Dryers Ltd.

2004 Management buyout.

2016 Mitchell Dryers becomes part of CAD Works Engineering Ltd. Manufacturing and assembly continued at the Denton Holme site until late 2018.

2018 CAD Works moves to new premises at Kingmoor Park South, Carlisle

2021 Kingmoor Park Holdings acquired the company, forming Mitchell Dryers (Kingmoor) Ltd.

Much of the above information is taken from the Mitchell Dryers website. See here for a timeline of the business [1]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Mitchell Dryers (Kingmoor) Ltd
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816