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S. H. Heywood and Co

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February 1901.
January 1902.
Overhead Travelling Crane. 1909.
Travel Crane. Crab and Girder. 1909.
1928. 30 ton overhead travelling crane.
1954.
1960.
March 1968.

of Reddish, near Stockport.

Company founded by S. H. Heywood

Overhead cranes and Electric pulley blocks.

1908 4-ton overhead electric crane described in The Engineer. This had a wide span for the time, 83' 6".[1]

1925 Made 20-ton Goliath Crane for the GWR's Small Heath yard.[2]


  • Goliath cranes, sometimes called portal cranes, are similar to overhead travelling cranes, but instead of running on rails at high level, or on a free standing gantry structure, they run on rails on the floor. One of the advantages of a goliath crane is that the absence of support gantry rails can save money.


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Engineer, 30 April 1909, p.458
  2. The Engineer 1925/06/12