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Davey, Paxman and Davey

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April 1870.
1872. Details of Portable Engine at The Cardiff Show.
1872.Portable Engine at The Cardiff Show

of Standard Ironworks, Colchester.

1865 The firm of Davey, Paxman and Davey founded by James Noah Paxman and the brothers Henry Davey and Charles Davey when Paxman entered into partnership with C. M. and H. M. Davey at the Standard Works in the centre of Colchester

1866 Davey, Paxman and Davey announce that they have taken over the business of the late Mr. Dearn at the Standard Iron Works, Culver Street, Colchester. [1]

1870 Details of the Davey-Paxman boiler [2]

1871 October Thomas John Balls joins the partnership of Davey, Paxman and Davey and the business becomes Davey, Paxman and Co

1876 The business had grown so rapidly that it was found necessary to move to a more extensive site, also called the Standard Iron Works.

1877 Exhibitors at the 1877 Royal Agricultural Show at Liverpool.[3].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Essex Standard, and General Advertiser for the Eastern Counties, Wednesday, September 26, 1866
  2. The Essex Standard, and General Advertiser for the Eastern Counties, Friday, November 04, 1870
  3. The Engineer 1877/07/13