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of Chamber Iron Works, Hollinwood, near Manchester.
1860 Company established.
1900 Supplied a 10 ton travelling crane for the Gloucester electricity supply works.
1900 Lathe for turning railway axles for the East India Railway described and illustrated in the American Machinist 
1905 Advert. Makers of advanced types of labour-saving machine tools. 
1914 Manufacturers of machine tools, cranes and weighing machines. Employees 300. 
1917 Advert. Machine tools of all types and travelling cranes. 
1923 Public company.
1961 Engineers, designers, contractors and manufacturers of elevating, conveying and storage plant. 700 employees.
For information about Spencer's lathes, and numerous photographs of surviving examples, see lathes.co.uk entry.