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J. Butler and Co

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J. Butler and Co of Victoria Ironworks, Halifax were makers of machine tools.

Founded by James Ryder Butler who was an apprentice engineer at the Dean Clough Mills in the 1850s.

1868 J. Butler and Co was founded by James Butler.[1]

By 1872 he had changed from making textile machinery to machine tools. Moved to Victoria Iron Works, Halifax.

1876 The partnership between George Dennis and James Butler, machine tool makers of Halifax, was dissolved[2]

1880 Butlers moved into premises on Adelaide Street, Halifax which included a foundry.

1911. 14ft Planing machines.

1917 The larger Mile Thorn Works was opened a short distance away, in addition to the Adelaide Street works. This company made a wide range of machines including lathes and planing machines.

1919 Butler Machine Tool Co incorporated[3] which acquired J. Butler and Co; Harold Butler, son of the founder, was chairman and managing director.



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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 21, 1937
  2. The Huddersfield Daily Chronicle, January 17, 1876
  3. The Times, Dec 30, 1919
  • Machine Tools by James Weir French in 2 vols. Published 1911 by Gresham