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1869 Edward Bayzand Ellington entered into partnership with Bryan Johnson of Chester. The company (Bryan Johnson (of Chester)) was renamed Johnson and Ellington, began specializing in hydraulic machinery.
1874 Holmes & Payton's stone dressing machine (planing machine) exhibited at the 1874 Vienna Exhibition. This was originally designed by Joseph E Holmes, the detail design being done by Mr Ellington of the company . See illustration