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Tangye Brothers

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1869. Horizontal Steam Engine.
1870. Governor and throttle gear.
1870.Self Sealing Retort Lids.
1871. Horizontal engine.
1872. Direct-Acting Steam Pumping Engine.

of Birmingham

1861 Tangye Brothers obtained licence to use Thomas Aldridge Weston's patent for a non-slip pulley [1].

1862 Advert by Tangye Bros seeking to hire a steam engine for about one week [2].

1864 Moved to Cornwall Works, Smethwick[3]

1864 August: Weston's patent assigned to Tangye Bros [4].

1866 The company of Tangye Brothers and Price became known as Tangye Brothers

1872 Dissolution of the Partnership between James Tangye, Joseph Tangye, Richard Tangye, and George Tangye, in the trade or business of Engineers, at Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, and at Smethwick, in the county of Stafford, trading under the style or firm of Tangye Brothers, and in the trade or business of Engineers and Machinery Agents, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in the county of Northumberland, under the style or firm of Tangye Brothers and Rake, as regards James Tangye and Joseph Tangye. The businesses were carried on by Richard Tangye and George Tangye.[5]

1881 Tangyes Ltd was registered on 31 December as a private limited liability company to acquire the businesses of Tangye Brothers, hydraulic engineers, and of Robert Price and Co, malleable ironfounders, of Winson Green, near Birmingham. [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post, 18 December 1865
  2. Birmingham Daily Post, 13 November 1862
  3. The Times Sep 16, 1952
  4. Birmingham Daily Post, 18 December 1865
  5. London Gazette 31 January 1873
  6. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908