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Herbert Morris and Bastert

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Name plate.
Part of overhead crane at Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum.
1897 overhead crane at the site of the former J. W. Singer and Sons foundry in Frome
1897 crane. Note the pitch chain for the hook - unusual on British cranes
JD Herbert Frome03.jpg

of Loughborough.

1884 Company founded by Herbert Morris and Frank Bastert to produce lifting pulley blocks at Attercliffe, Sheffield

1889 Possible connection with Ambrose Shardlow and Co at this time

1889 At this time the company employed 50 persons.[1]

1889 Took on the agency for the pulley blocks of Schuchardt and Schutte of Berlin[2]

1891 Disagreement with the German firm who moved the sole agency to C. W. Burton

1893 Failed in action against Burton for infringement of copyright.

1897 Company moved to Empress Works, Moor Lane, Loughborough

1900 Became a Public company.

Maker of electric cranes

1911 Frank Bastert retires from the business

1912 Name changed and the company becomes Herbert Morris

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Sources of Information

  1. Nottingham Evening Post - Monday 27 April 1931
  2. The Times, Apr 27, 1893