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of 75 Upper Ground Street, Blackfriars Road, London, SE.
By 1760 Samuel Phillips was making fire engines
1774 Company established.
1797 Phillips and Hopwood was founded
1811 The company was known as James Hopwood
By 1818 it was Hopwood and Tilley
1851 Exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition. Details of their products shown at 1851 Great Exhibition: Official Catalogue: Class V.: J. Shand and S. Mason
1851 Award at the 1851 Great Exhibition. See details at 1851 Great Exhibition: Reports of the Juries: Class V.
1858 Patent to James Shand, of the firm of Shand and Mason, of Blackfriars-road, in the county of Surrey, Fire Engine Manufacturers, for the invention of " improvements in fire-engines and pumps."
1862 Exhibited at the 1862 London Exhibition. Details of their products shown at 1862 London Exhibition: Catalogue: Class VIII.: Shand and Mason
1863 Patent to James Shand, of the firm of Messrs. Shand, Mason, and Company, of Upper Ground-street, Blackfriars-road, in the county of Surrey, for the invention of "improvements in the arrangement and construction of steam fire engines, and in steam boilers for the same, such boilers being applicable to other purposes."
1879 Dissolution of the Partnership between James Shand, Samuel Mason, William Southwood Hedgman, and James Stabler, carrying on business as Fire Engine Makers, at 75 Upper Ground-street, Blackfriars, London, under the style or firm of Shand, Mason, and Co.
1891 Fire engine made for the City of Leeds. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.
1892 James Shand retired from the partnership with William Southwood Hedgman, James Tilley Shand, James Cadoux Hudson, William Joshua Mason, and William James Hedgman, carrying on business as Fire Engine Makers and Hydraulic Engineers, at 75, Upper Ground-street, Blackfriars-road, in the county of Surrey, under the style or firm of Shand, Mason, and Co.
1901 James Tilley Shand retired from the firm leaving the 4 remaining partners to carry on the business
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Steam Motor Wagons, Tractors and Ploughs etc. see the 1917 Red Book
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Petrol Motor Commercial Vehicles see the 1917 Red Book
1914 Manufacturers of steam and manual fire engines, fire escapes, motor fire appliances and fire plant generally. 
1928 Merryweather and Sons Ltd took over Shand Mason and Co.