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of 41 Spring Gardens, Manchester.
1825 An early version of the Manchester Ship Canal Co was organized, approved reports and surveys and organized the collection of funds
1885 Another company with the same name was incorporated in August. 
'The Royal Assent was given to the third bill on August 6th, 1885, and S. R. Platt's name appeared in it as a director with Mr. H. Boddington, Mr Jacob Bright, MP, Mr C. P. Henderson and Mr Joseph Lee.' 
1926 Mr William Fox, who for thirty-six years held the position of chief mechanical engineer to the company, resigned as from October 1st, and Mr W. G. Smith, assistant mechanical engineer, was appointed his successor.