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Hetherington and Co

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1885. Special milling machine.
1887. Radial drilling machine.
1888. Draper-Hetherington Automatic Sprinkler.

of Ancoats Works, Pollard Street, Manchester.

1880 Messrs. Hetherington and Sons Vulcan Works was producing cotton machinery. A branch of these works making tools had so grown in importance that it was put into a separate concern at a converted cotton spinning and weaving mill in Pollard-street, the street in which the original works were situated - this was called the Ancoats Works and was carried on by a branch of the firm under the style of Hetherington and Co.[1]

1881 Sheaf-binder constructed under the patent of Messrs King and Bomford[2]

1888 The 'Draper-Hetherington' Automatic Sprinkler (by Hetherington and Co of Manchester). [3]

1888 Double Planing machine for Pembroke Dockyard (by Hetherington and Co of Manchester). [4]

1888 Double Cold Saw (by Hetherington and Co of Manchester). [5]

1890 John Hetherington and Sons was incorporated as a limited company.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1887/12/30
  2. The Engineer 1881/07/15
  3. The Engineer 1888/03/02 p205
  4. The Engineer 1888/04/13 p297
  5. The Engineer 1888/04/20 p315