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of Kent Street Works, Leicester.
Makers of Cranes
1896 September. Petition to wind up the Wigston Electrical and Engineering Co by '...William Taylor and William Sammons Hubbard trading together as Taylor and Hubbard of Kentstreet Works in the county borough of Leicester, Engineers.'
1896 October. Petition to wind up the Narborough and Enderby Granite Quarries Co by '...William Taylor and William Sammons Hubbard trading together as Taylor and Hubbard of Kent Street Works in the county borough of Leicester Engineers and Ironfounders.'
1898 First cranes were produced.
1922 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, William Taylor, of 38, Tichborne-street, in the city of Leicester, Engineer, and William Sammons Hubbard, formerly of "Oaklands," Quorn, in the county of Leicester, but now of "The Outlook," Carew-road, Eastbourne, in the county of Sussex, Engineer, carrying on business as Engineers, at Kentstreet, in the city of Leicester, under the style or firm of "TAYLOR & HUBBARD," has been dissolved by mutual consent...'
1956 Firm sold to N. Hingley and Sons, Old Hill Ironworks, Netherton.
1966-1970 Owned by F. H. Lloyd and Co
Their highest capacity crane appears to be a single 15 tonner for Second Anglo-Scottish Beet Sugar Co., Duncan Stewart (Sugar Works) for Felsted , Essex. (St, 15 ton, 4W, TH 1076/1925).
Last cranes produced circa 1970.
There are steam cranes preserved in the UK at;