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David Bridge and Co originally of Gravel Ironworks, Salford, later of Castleton Iron Works and Mayfield Iron Works, Castleton, Rochdale, near Manchester.

Manufacturers of rubber processing machinery and friction clutches.

See David Bridge and his son Robert Bridge.

1891 Trading from Adelphi St as D. Bridge

1895 Advert. Friction clutch to Heywood and Bridge's patent. (David Bridge of Adelphi, Salford) [1]

1896 Reformed as David Bridge and Co.

1900 Notice that they are engineers and millwrights and are moving from King Street, Salford and Tomlinson Street, Manchester to their new works at Castleton, Rochdale. [2]

1905 Advert for the Heywood and Bridge's patent friction clutch. (of Kingsley Iron Works, nr Manchester) [3]

1909 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1913 Advert for the Heywood and Bridge's patent friction clutches. [4]

1917 Advert for the Heywood and Bridge's patent friction clutches. Engineers, millwrights and rubber machinists. [5]

1919 Advert for the Heywood and Bridge's patent friction clutches. [6]

1922 Specialities. — Friction clutches and millgearing rubber machinery for plantations and factories hydraulic machinery, high density horizontal baling presses.

1927 Advert for friction clutches and mill gearing. [7]

1936 Advert for friction clutches and mill gearing. [8]

1940 Advert for clutches. [9]

1945 Advert for clutches. [10]

1960 Advert for clutches. [11]

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Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical World Year Book 1895. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p2
  2. The Engineer of 23rd November 1900 p531
  3. Mechanical World Year Book 1905. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p26
  4. Mechanical World Year Book 1913. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p6
  5. Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p4
  6. Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p4
  7. Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p4
  8. The Textile Manufacturer Year Book 1936. Published by Emmott and Co. Advert on p2
  9. Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p4
  10. Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p4
  11. Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p4