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Tangye Brothers

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1866.
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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.
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of Birmingham

1859 James Tangye and Brothers took George Price (presumably the brother of Robert Price and an engineer[1]) into partnership and the company became Tangye Brothers and Price

1861 Tangye Brothers obtained licence to use Thomas Aldridge Weston's patent for a non-slip pulley [2].

1862 Advert by Tangye Bros seeking to hire a steam engine for about one week [3].

1864 Moved to Cornwall Works, Smethwick[4]

1864 August: Weston's patent assigned to Tangye Bros [5].

1865 Tangye Bros were successful in an action against James Stott who was infringing Weston's patent [6][7].

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

1866 Dissolution of the Partnership between James Tangye, Joseph Tangye, Richard Tangye, and George Price, in the trade or business of Engineers, at Birmingham and at Smethwick, trading under the style or firm of Tangye Brothers and Price, as regards George Price. James Tangye, Joseph Tangye, and Richard Tangye carried on the business [8]

The company became known as Tangye Brothers

1866 Advert by Tangye Bros, Clement St., seeking chain-maker [9].

1867 Prizes awarded at Paris Exhibition: Tangye Bros, Manchester (sic), machine for lifting, pulley tackle; also T. A. Weston, Birmingham, hoisting apparatus [10].

1868-70 Joseph produced a Velocipede; an example is in the Cornwall Museum at Truro.

1870 There were 800 people employed.

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.[11]

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. [12]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. Birmingham Daily Post, 18 December 1865
  3. Birmingham Daily Post, 13 November 1862
  4. The Times Sep 16, 1952
  5. Birmingham Daily Post, 18 December 1865
  6. Birmingham Daily Post, 18 December 1865
  7. The Times, Dec 18, 1865
  8. London Gazette 13 July 1866
  9. Birmingham Daily Post, 29 October 1866
  10. Daily News, 3 July 1867
  11. London Gazette 31 January 1873
  12. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908