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E. Green and Son

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1937 Green’s Economiser engine which provided power for the economiser scrapers. At Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
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Green’s Economiser at Mill Meece Pumping Station

Edward Green and Son of Wakefield and Manchester

1821 Established by Edward Green, Senior[1]

1826 Company founded.

1845 Green's Economiser was invented [2]

1851 Employing 30 men.[3]

1861 Employing 200 persons.[4]

1894 Antwerp Exhibition. Fuel economiser. Awarded Diploma of Honour for Large Mechanical Constructions [5] [6]

1895 130,000 Green's Economisers had been installed[7]

1913 A complete reorganisation of the Wakefield works, said to be the largest of its kind in the world, was underway[8]

1914 Manufacturers of fuel economisers for steam boilers to utilise waste heat in flue gasses, boiler feed pumps and small horizontal steam engines, air heaters. Employees 1,000. [9]

1923 Sir Edward Green (1831-1923), son of the founder, died[10]. His elder son, Edward Lycett Green, succeeded to the title. His second son, Francis Green who had started with the company in 1880, became chairman[11]

1927 Economiser. [12]

1933 Private company formed to acquire a company of similar name[13]

1958 Public company[14]

1960 Acquired Spurr, Inman and Co[15]

1961 Manufacturers of fuel economisers, air heaters and all types of heat exchangers, industrial dust collectors, mechanical draught fans and specialised castings. 1,000 employees. [16]

1966 Diversification into other markets than large stationary plant with order from Norwegian shipbuilder for 7 economiser units to fit to diesel engine exhausts[17]

1968 Company results reported as Green's Economisers. E. Green and Son became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green's Economisers.

1971 Expansion into air-cooled heat exchangers for the chemical industry[18]

1975 Acquired the ammonia-systems unit of Albright and Wilson, based in Wakefield[19].

1983 Senior acquired Green's Economiser Group plc

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 31, 1923
  2. The Times, Dec 01, 1913
  3. 1851 Census
  4. 1861 Census
  5. The Engineer of 1st June 1894 p469
  6. The Engineer of 2nd November 1894 p387
  7. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Mar 26, 1895
  8. The Times, Dec 01, 1913
  9. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  10. The Times, Mar 31, 1923
  11. The Times, Mar 23, 1954
  12. Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p116
  13. The Times, Sep 01, 1933
  14. The Times, Aug 11, 1958
  15. The Times, Feb 06, 1960
  16. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  17. The Times, Sep 14, 1966
  18. The Times, Oct 14, 1971
  19. The Times, Sep 15, 1975