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Hardy Patent Pick Co

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December 1889.
May 1896.
May 1896.
August 1899.
1899. Steel Bunker Trough Coal Washer.
February 1901.
February 1901.
September 1902.
August 1911.
August 1911.
September 1913.
No. 6 auger.
No. 6 auger.

Hardy's Patent Pick Co of Heeley, Sheffield.

1890 June. Royal Agricultural Society’s Disintegrator and Grist Mill Trials. [1]

1891 The company was registered on 29 May. [2]

1894 Exhibited at Antwerp Exhibition with their grinder and magnetic separator. [3]

1894 June. Royal Agricultural Society's Show. Disintegrators and agricultural tools. [4]

1894 Antwerp Exhibition. Awarded Gold Medal for Machinery and Machine Tools. [5]

1894 Elliot's Coal Washing Plant. [6]

1899 Exhibited at the 1899 Royal Agricultural Show - Agricultural and contractors' hand tools, such as picks and spades as made by the company was exhibited in this years' show. The company was one of the first firms to introduce solid cast steel tools for mining, quarrying and contractor's work, and the fact of these having almost entirely superseded the iron-steeled tools was in no doubt, due chiefly to their particular work; and although the company still supplied iron-steeled goods when required, they strongly recommended the adoption of the former as being much more effective and economical in the long run, as one steel tool properly made will outlast five or six iron ones.

Other specialities of this firm included the "Devil Deisintegrator", "Multiple Grinder", "Vibomotor" Screen, and "Magnetic Separator" and the "Dan" Rock drill, all shown at the 1899 Royal Agricultural Show.[7]

1914 Manufacturers of mining, quarry, contractors and agricultural tools, boring machines etc. [8]

1930 name changed to Hardypick.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 27th June 1890. p521
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. The Engineer of 4th May 1894 p383
  4. The Engineer of 29th June 1894 p562
  5. The Engineer of 27th July 1894 p85
  6. The Engineer of 2nd November 1894 p387
  7. The Engineering Times 1899-1900 Jul-Jan.
  8. 1914 Whitakers Red Book