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Clayton, Howlett and Co

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Engineers, of 28 Victoria St, Westminster, London (and Atlas Works, Harrow Road, London W) (1902)

of The Brightside Foundry and Engineering Co, Sheffield (1912)

Successor to Henry Clayton and Co, makers of brick making machinery, of Dorset Square, London

1872 Patent to Henry Clayton, Henry Clayton, junior, and Francis Howlett, all of the Atlas Works, Woodfield-road, Harrow-road, Middlesex, for an invention of "improvements in treating peat, and in apparatus employed therein."[1]

1877 Dissolution of the Partnership between Messrs. Henry Clayton and Francis Howlett, under the firm or style of Henry Clayton, Son, and Howlett, as Engineers, Machinists, and Ironfounders, at the Alias Works, Woodfield-road, Harrow-road, London, W.[2]

1883 Francis Howlett and William Henry Venables, of the Atlas Works, Woodfield road, Harrow-road, London, W., Manufacturers, Copartners, trading as Clayton, Howlett, and Venables, petitioned for the winding up of Howatson Patent Furnace Company Limited[3]

1890 Dissolution of the Partnership between Francis Howlett and William Henry Venables, carrying on. business as Engineers, Machinists, and Iron Founders, at Atlas Works, Woodfield-road, Harrow-road, London, W., under the style or firm of Clayton, Howlett, and Venables, by mutual consent; the business was carried on by Francis Howlett[4]

1894 Exhibited Woodfield gas engine

c1900 absorbed by Brightside Foundry and Engineering Co

1902 Maker of air compressors[5]

The business was presumably moved to Sheffield

1912 Brick-making machine (see advert)

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 15 Oct 1875
  2. London Gazette 22 Feb 1878
  3. London Gazette 14 Aug 1883
  4. London Gazette 18 April 1890
  5. 1902 Post Office Directory
  • 1902 Post Office Directory