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Bratby and Hinchliffe

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of Pott Street and Sandford Street, Ancoats, Manchester

Manufacturer of machinery for the soft drinks industry.

The name is often misspelt as 'Bratby and Hinchcliffe' - note the additional 'c' is not required

1864 Company founded

1883 Advertising as makers of soda water machinery and soluble essences for soft drinks. Agents for James Galloway (Bolton).[1]

1889 Became public company

1894 Brewer’s Exhibition. Steam Cork Bottling Machine [2]

1929 Company made private

By 1930 two of the directors were also partners in Barnett and Foster

1950 Acquired by Barfos Ltd[3]

1961 Bottlers' engineers manufacturing soft drink and mineral water bottling machines and equipment. 300 employees. [4]

1969 Head of a consortium which won a contract to supply a new national non-alcoholic drink for Egypt; other companies involved were Barnet and Foster, John C. Carlson, J. Harrison Carter, Crown Cork Manufacturers (Ford Finsbury)[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Chemist and Druggist, March 15, 1883
  2. The Engineer 1894/11/02 p388
  3. The Times, Jun 28, 1950
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times, August 11, 1961