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Jessop and Appleby Brothers of Leicester.
1900 Electrically worked jib crane for dockside unloading.
1908 Appleby's Ltd of Glasgow, Leicester and London, were commissioned to provide the crane for a floating crane being constructed by Vickers, Sons and Maxim for harbour of Montreal. Also supplying a crane for the fitting out basin of Yarrow and Co at Scotstoun.
1910 Appleby's Ltd went into voluntary liquidation, to be refinanced under the name The Appleby Crane and Transporter Co Ltd. Later that year the company was taken over by Messrs Arrol. The Leicester works was sold by Arrol in 1912