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George Cradock and Co Wire Rope Works and Wire Drawing Mills of Wakefield. 1853 Company established.
1889 30-ton wire-rope closing machine. 
1894 Antwerp Exhibition. Wire ropes. 
1894 Antwerp Exhibition. Awarded Gold Medal for metallurgy. 
1914 Wire rope manufacturers and engineers. Specialities: steel wire and pig iron ropes for all purposes, special Nuflex and lock coil ropes for winding, sinking and balance ropes, Lang's lay ropes, aerial ropeways, suspension bridges, Blondins or cableways. Employees 400. 
1920 May. Issued catalogue on locked-coil rope.