Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 140,754 pages of information and 227,392 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Joshua Buckton and Co

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search
1876.
1879.
1882. 11-feet shearing machine.
1885. The Inventions Exhibition Wicksteeds' Testing Machine.
1887. Double cutter planing machine.
1891. 50 Ton Testing Machine.
Slotting machine at Armley Mill Museum
Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.
1890. Testing machine in Professor Kennedy's Laboratory.
1891.
1893.
1893.
1894.
1897.
1897. Snout Boring Machine.
1897. Double-Cutting Planing Machine.
1897. Plate Shearing Machine.
1899.
1899.
1899.
1901.
1901.
1901.
1902.
1902. Planing and boring machines.
1902.
1902.
1903. Vertical planer.
1903. Crank web slotter.
1903. Vertical Planer.
1903. Double cutting planing machine.
1903. Plate edge planer.
1904. 24 inch surfacing and boring lathe.
1904. 8 inch high-speed lathe.
1904.
1904.
1904. 39 - 12 inch high speed lathe.
1905. 6 Foot Radial Drill.
1905. 5 Foot Radial Drill.
1905. Two Spindle Radial Drill.
Double-Cutting Planing Machine. 1906.
Regenerative Reverse Planing Machine. 1907.
1907.
1908.
1909. Large turbine lathe.
1912.
1909.
1910.
1912.
1912.
1921. Machine tools at Well House Foundry, Leeds.
1921.
1921.
1921.
1921.
1925.
1926.

J. Buckton and Co of Wellhouse Foundry, Meadow Road, Leeds.

1838 Foundry first thought to be active on 'Well House' site. [1]

1842 Company established by Joshua Buckton.

1851 Employing 80 persons. [2]

1865 Slotting Machine. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.

1876 Rail paring machine at Landore Siemens Steel Co. [3]

1876 Members of the Iron and Steel Institute visited their machine and tool making works. [4]

1882 Incorporated as a limited company.

Joseph Hartley Wicksteed succeeded Joshua Buckton as head of the firm

1894 Double Cutter and Transverse Action Planing machine. [5]

1911 Electrical Exhibition. Planing machine with electrical drive by the Lancashire Dynamo and Motor Co. [6]

1914 Machine tool and testing machine manufacturers. Specialities: heavy ordnance and turbine lathes, armour plate and turbine planing machines, universal testing machines of largest capacity, the Buckton testing machine. Employees 500. [7]

1921 Read an overview of the company in The Engineer 1921/08/12.

1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history.

1928 the machine tool business was acquired by Craven Brothers; the staff transferred to Reddish where the products were manufactured.

See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1921/08/12
  2. 1851 Census
  3. The Engineer of 15th August 1876 p180
  4. The Engineer of 7th July 1876 p10 & p13
  5. The Engineer of 27th July 1894 p76 & p82
  6. The Engineer of 13th October 1911 p388
  7. 1914 Whitakers Red Book