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Humpidge and Snoxell

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of Stroud

1891 James Dickerson Humpidge in partnership with his brother, Mr. H. Theo. Humpidge and Mr. G. E. Snoxell acquired an engineering business at Dudbridge, near Stroud, forming Humpidge and Snoxell and began the manufacture of the "Dudbridge" gas-engine, as well as carrying out a general engineering trade.

1892 First gas engines produced [1]; production of an i/c engine under A. White, the chief engineer

1894 the firm purchased the business of their neighbours Messrs. Holborow and Co., steam-engine manufacturers; the title of the new Company was Humpidge, Holborow and Co..

1895 Engines marketed under the Dudbridge name

1899 further changes were made in the constitution of the firm - the steam-engine business was sold, and the works were devoted to the manufacture of gas and oil engines; the title of the Company was altered to the Dudbridge Iron Works.

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Sources of Information

  1. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5
  • A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5