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Butters Brothers and Co

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1921. 20 ton steam goliath crane.
December 1929.
1944. 2 ton. Exhibit at Crich Tramway Museum.
1944. 2 ton. (Detail). Exhibit at Crich Tramway Museum.
Butters crane at Thwaite Mill
1961. Travelling mono-tower crane of 100 tons capacity.

26 Renfield Street, Glasgow.

Founded in 1867 by Michael Butters and Archibald Butters at premises in Howard Street, Glasgow. In 1898 they moved to 195 McLelland Street and in the 1930s they opened branch works in London.[1]

1888 Fifteen-ton Derrick Crane[2]

3-ton crane. Installed at Thwaite Mill in 1947 but probably earlier. Exhibit at Thwaite Mill (see photo)

1963 Makers of a wide range of cranes. Acquired by Thomas W. Ward[3]

1968 Electro-hydraulic hoists by Butters Cranes[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] Archives Hub - Buttes Bros
  2. The Engineer 1888/03/02 p170-1
  3. The Times, Dec 02, 1963
  4. The Engineer 1968/03/15 p445