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Darling and Sellers

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Gear Hobbing Machine. Exhibit at Chatham Dockyard.
1902 Darling & Sellers lathe. Note the additional guide way below the apron
1902.
1902.
1902. Horizontal boring machine.
1902. Vertical milling machine.
1902. Universal milling machine.
1903. Link planer.
1903. 54 inch planing machine.
1903. 18 inch heavy service lathe.
1904. 18 inch electric shafting lathe.
1904. Sliding gap lathe.
1904. 10.5 inch lathe.
1905. Plano drilling machine.
1905.
1906.4 Foot Gear Cutter, left.
1906.4 Foot Gear Cutter, Right.
1906. 6 Foot Gear Cutter.
1912.
1947.

Darling & Sellers of Keighley.

formerly Darling, Brown and Sellers

1854 Partnership between Charles Brown, William Darling and Robert Sellers of Keighley, engine and machine tool makers, under the style of Darling, Brown and Sellers, dissolved by mutual consent, so far as regards Charles Brown. Business to be continued by William Darling and Robert Sellers under the style of Darling & Sellers. [1]

1861 Employing 6 men and 12 boys [2]

1866 Listed as tool makers of Airedale Works. Also at this address is William Sellers, a sewing machine maker. [3]

1870 Listed as tool makers of Airedale works. Also at this address is William Sellers, a sewing machine maker [4]

1871 Employing 38 hands [5]

1873 Intention to proceed with a patent for 'cleaning the teeth of wheels and racks' - William Darling and Robert Sellers of Airedale works. [6]

1881 Listed at tool makers of Lawkholme Lane. Also William Sellers and Sons, sewing machine makers at Airedale Works. [7]

1896 Registered as a limited company. Business of engineers, machinists, machine tool manufacturers, ironfounders and merchants. 'The subscribers are - William Darling, 24, Devonshire street, Keighley, engineer. 1 share; Robert Sellers, Farfield, Keighley, engineer, 1 share; John W. Darling, Sunnyside, Keighley, engineer, 1 share; Albert Darling, 24, Devonshire street, Keighley, engineer, 1 share; Herbert Sellers, Farfield, Keighley, engineer. 1 share; Arthur Sellers, Farfield, Keighley, engineer, 1 share; Frank E. Horne, 62, Highfield street, Keighley, engineer, 1 share. The first directors are John W. Darling and Albert Darling (£2 10s. each per week), Herbert Sellers (£2 per week), and Arthur Sellers (£1 10s per Week). [8]

1902 Heavy duty lathes designed to take advantage of the new cutting tool steels. [9]

Notes

19th century milling machine on display at Bradford Industrial Museum.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The London Gazette, p.307
  2. 1861 Census
  3. 1866 White's Directory of Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield ...
  4. 1870 White's Directory of Leeds & the West Riding
  5. 1871 Census
  6. Leeds Mercury - Tuesday 18 March 1873
  7. 1881 Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire
  8. Leeds Mercury - Tuesday 15 September 1896
  9. The Engineer 1902/04/11