1933 catalogue. Crane at Cox & Co (of Falmouth?)
1933 catalogue. Locomotive steam crane at an ironworks
1933 catalogue. Steam cranes in Morris's works
1933 catalogue. Steam crane taking steam from separate boiler
1933 catalogue. 12/35 ton crane at power station, Kyoto Municipality
1933 catalogue. 80 ton crane in Borough of Marylebone power station
of Empress Works, Loughborough.
formerly Herbert Morris and Bastert. Owned by Herbert Morris (1864-1931)
1912 Name changed to Herbert Morris.
1914 Manufacturers of electric, pneumatic and hand overhead travelling cranes, pulley blocks, conveyors, overhead runways and lifting miscellanea. 
1919 Public offer of shares
1920 Took over the business of H. Coltman and Sons. 
1920 December - W. H. Purnell was appointed vice-chairman of the company.
1931 Frank Morris took over the company on the death of his father
1931 Company employing 2,000 persons.
1930s Took over Alexander Chaplin and Co, Craven Brothers, Holt and Willetts and the Vaughan Crane Co
1932 Acquired Royce Ltd
1937 Lifting machinery manufacturers. 
1939 Became a quoted company.
1959 Took over British MonoRail
1961 Manufacturers of cranes, pulley-blocks; runways; telphers; conveyors, elevators; lifts and trucks. 1,900 employees. 
1968 Built thirty Goliath cranes for British Railway Freight. 
1969 Frank Morris resigns as chairman
1970 E. and H. P. Smith acquired 30 percent of the shares of the company
1974 Assembled four 130-ton giant overhead cranes for the Cammell Laird's shipyards.
By 1975 had about 2000 employees; trading subsidiaries were:
Had a joint interest with C. T. Bowring and Co Ltd in Senelco Ltd, a company manufacturing under licence an American anti-shoplifting device.
1976 The holding in Herbert Morris was sold to Babcock and Wilcox
1977 Davy International acquired the company
Sources of Information
- ↑ 1914 Whitakers Red Book
- ↑ The Times, Jun 11, 1919
- ↑ The Engineer of 30th Jan 1920 p128
- ↑ The Engineer 1920/12/17
- ↑ Nottingham Evening Post - Monday 27 April 1931
- ↑ 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
- ↑ 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
- ↑ The Engineer of 12th January 1968 p66
- ↑ The Times, Oct 16, 1970
- ↑ The Engineer 1974/07/04
- ↑ The Times, May 07, 1976
- ↑ The Times, Apr 10, 1978
- Competition Commission