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Francis Berry and Sons

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1853
1869 4-ton steam hammer for A. Leslie and Co
1869.
1869.
1869. 4 ton single steam hammer.
January 1872.
June 1872.
1873.
1874.
1874.
1874.
1875.
1876. Punching and Shearing Machine.
1876. Punching and Shearing Machine.
1886.
1886. Horizontal punching and bending machine.
1887.
December 1887.
February 1888. Plate-straightening machine.
March 1888.
June 1888.
June 1888. Treble-geared lathe.
December 1889.
1891. Vertical and Horizontal Planing Machine.
1891. Wall Planing Machine.
1891.
Francis Berry slotting machine at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station.
1899.
1906.
1914.

of Sowerby Bridge

1832 Business established presumably by Francis Berry, Senior and continued by his sons Robert and Francis Berry, Junior

1853 Francis Berry: Engineers, ironfounders, millwrights and machine toolmakers of Calderdale Iron Works, Sowerby Bridge. (1853)

1857 Francis Berry, Senior died.

1869 Francis Berry and Sons offered a double-acting steam hammer[1]

1879 Francis Berry left the Partnership with Robert Berry, carrying on business as Ironfounders, Engineers, and Machine Makers, at the Calder Dale Ironworks, Sowerby Bridge, under the style or firm of Francis Berry and Sons. Robert Berry carried on the business alone[2].

Several of Francis's children emigrated and another, Henry went off to find work elsewhere.

1880 Death of Francis Berry, Junior.

1881 Death of Robert Berry; many of his sons seem to have become partners.

1884 James Berry (might this have been James Wilson Berry, son of Francis?) left the Partnership with William Henry Berry, Francis Berry, Robert Berry, and Charles Berry, in the trade or business of Mechanical Engineers and Tool Makers and Ironfounders, at Sowerby Bridge, under the style or firm of Francis Berry and Sons. The remaining partners would carry on the business[3].

1891 Albert Edward Berry left the Partnership which was continued by Francis Berry, Robert Berry, and Charles Berry[4].

1893 Robert Berry left the Partnership which was carried on by Francis and Charles[5]

1905 Dissolution of the Partnership between Francis Berry and Charles Berry, carrying on business as Engineers and Tool Makers, at Calder Dale Ironworks, Sowerby Bridge, in the county of York, under the style or firm of "FRANCIS BERRY AND SONS," by the death of Francis Berry, on 7/08/1904. Charles Berry would carry on the business on his own account under the same style or firm of Francis Berry and Sons; signed by Frances Alice Berry (Executrix of the said Francis Berry, deceased.) and Charles Berry[6].

1922 Company still in business making machine tools.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1869/02/12
  2. London Gazette 12 Sept 1879
  3. London Gazette 11 January 1884
  4. London Gazette 17 November 1891
  5. The London Gazette 6 October 1893
  6. London Gazette 3 Feb 1905