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of Melksham Foundry, Melksham, Wilts.
of Beanacre Road, Melksham, Wilts.
1885 Spencer and Co installed an engine at John Taylor's mill in Melksham
1894 The company was registered on 23 August, to acquire a business of engineers. 
c.1900 New factory opened in Melksham
1914 Engineers and contractors. specialities: grain handling machinery, silos etc., coal and ash plants, ore conveyors etc. Employees 750. 
1930 Manufacturer of elevating and conveying plant for grain, coal, ore, cement and other materials, and mechanical handling plant and labour-saving appliances.
Successor Spencer (Melksham) Ltd
A double-acting single cylinder vertical blower, by Spencer & Co is retained on a plinth at the east end of Millwall Outer Dock in the Isle of Dogs. This unit, possibly originally belt driven, is retained as a reminder of the grain silos which once lined this dock.