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John Hastie and Co

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January 1866.
1878. Water-pressure engine.
January 1880.
1914. Hele-Shaw Martineau system of electric hydraulic steering gears.

John Hastie and Co., steering gear and hoist manufacturers, Kilblain Engine Works, Greenock, Inverclyde,

1843 Company founded.

1879 Manufacturer of hoist worked by variable water-pressure engine

1898 Public company.

1961 General engineers and manufacturers of ships' steering gears, telemotors and Hele-Shaw pumps. 650 employees. [1]

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