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Hughes and Lancaster

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January 1888.
June 1888. Shone hydro-pneumatic sewage system.
Manhole cover in Porto.
June 1898.
1898. The Shone drainage system.
August 1899.
September 1902.
May 1933.
May 1933.

Hughes and Lancaster of Acrefair, Ruabon, Wrexham, Denbighshire. Also of 47 and 16 Victoria Street, Westminster, London (1937); see details on adverts.

1865 Company established.

1890 Tramcar running in Preston on compressed air. Article and illustrations. [1]

1892 Two engines for Eastbourne Corporation (Central Compressor Station).

1911. Manufacturer of Air Compressors; Ejectors (Shones) for the Railways.[2]

1914 Manufacturers of Air-compressing machinery, Rock Drills, "Shone" Pneumatic Automatic Ejectors and Sewage and Water-raising Apparatus generally. [3]

1937 Sewerage engineers. "Shone" Pneumatic Automatic Sewage Ejectors. [4]

By 1951 was a subsidiary of the Butterley Co; an agreement had been reached with Air Products of the USA to licence oxygen making technology[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 21st March 1890 p235
  2. Bradshaw’s Railway Manual 1911
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  5. The Times, Jul 09, 1951
  • The Steam Engine in Industry by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978. ISBN 0-903485-65-6