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Frank Wigglesworth and Co

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1913.
1921.
September 1937.
6th January 1939. Texrope.
1943. Texrope.
1951. Advert for friction clutches and flexible couplings.
1951. Texrope V-drives.
1960.
1960.
1961.
1965.
Dec 1973.
1973.

of Clutch Works, Shipley near Bradford

of Shipley

1903 Company founded by Frank Wigglesworth

1911 Issued catalogue on 'Mechanical Transmission of Power'.

1913 Advert for friction clutches. Of Moss Street Works, Bradford.

1925 G. W. Brown became works manager. [1]

1937 Engineers and ironfounders. "Elcard" Flexible Couplings. "Texrope" Vee Drives.[2]

1940 Flexible couplings (of Shipley).

1945 Advert for friction clutches and flexible couplings. Texrope and V-drives. (of Shipley)

1960 Advert for friction clutches and flexible couplings. Texrope V-drives. (of Shipley)

1980 Wellman Engineering acquired Frank Wigglesworth and Co power transmission business from Carclo[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1925/03/20
  2. * 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. The Times, 18 July 1980
  • The Engineer of 15th December 1911 p627
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1913. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p430
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p57
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p71 & p121
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p73 & p121