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1862 Advert by Tangye Bros seeking to hire a steam engine for about one week .
1864 Moved to Cornwall Works, Smethwick
1864 August: Weston's patent assigned to Tangye Bros .
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 
The company became known as Tangye Brothers
1866 Advert by Tangye Bros, Clement St., seeking chain-maker .
1867 Prizes awarded at Paris Exhibition: Tangye Bros, Manchester (sic), machine for lifting, pulley tackle; also T. A. Weston, Birmingham, hoisting apparatus .
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.
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.