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Tameside Works, Dobcross. Date unknown.
July 1938.
1955. Shoflo.
1960.

Measurement Ltd of Tameside Works, Dobcross, near Oldham.

Subsidiary of Parkinson Cowan.

1919 Construction of the 5 storey, 7 acre, Tameside clock factory near Dobcross and Saddleworth, Oldham, by Hirst Brothers and Co. The factory was of reinforced concrete construction, with wall-to-ceiling glazing. It was eventually served by a private halt for the workers, most of whom travelled from the Oldham area. The halt was, known as 'Measurements Halt', constructed by the LMSR in 1932.[1]

1926 Took over the Tameside Works of Hirst Brothers and Co at Dobcross.

1930 Sales of electricity meters had increased, reflecting the development of the National Electricity Scheme[2]. Had moved to larger premises. Also sold water meters.

1960 Advert for Rotoplunge pumps. Part of Parkinson Cowan [3]

For more information about the history of Alfred Hirst's Tameside Works, see Limit Watches website.

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Sources of Information

  1. Scenes from the Past: 49: Delph to Oldham, by L. Goddard & J. Wells, Foxline (Publications) Ltd.
  2. The Times, 2 July 1930
  3. Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p95