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James Archdale and Co

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Archdale horizontal milling machine.
Archdale multi-spindle drilling machine.

James Archdale and Co of Ledsam Street, Birmingham were makers of machine tools

1868 Company established by James Archdale

1888 Machine tools. Gun making and Cartridge Drawing Machinery a speciality. [1]

1902 Private company.

1911 High Speed 3'6" Radial Drilling Machines. [2]

1911 Catalogue of machine tools including capstan lathes, engine lathes and screwing machines.

1914 Machine tool makers. Specialities: machine tools for locomotive, electrical and general engineers, high-speed drilling machines, radial and vertical lathes, capstan lathes, milling machines. Employees 600.[3]

1920 Centralised Control Radial Drilling Machine. [4]

1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with milling machiness and centrlised control radial drilling machines [5]

1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history

1949 Public company.

1953 Acquired by Staveley Coal and Iron Co [6], including the whole of the share capital of the Cunliffe and Croom Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary.

1961 Machine tool manufacturers. [7]

1968 Staveley's rationalised its machine tool division including moving radial drill manufacture to Asquith at Halifax; the design and manufacture of transfer equipment was concentrated at Archdale[8]

1968 NC Vertical milling machine. Of Worcester. [9]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 3rd February 1888 p101
  2. The Engineer of 25th August 1911 p218 & p319
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. The Engineer of 19th Mar 1920 p303
  5. The Engineer of 10th September 1920 p244
  6. The Times, 16 December 1953
  7. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  8. The Times, Feb 20, 1968
  9. The Engineer of 5th July 1968 p30
  • Machine Tools by James Weir French in 2 vols. Published 1911 by Gresham