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Thomas Broadbent and Sons of Central Iron Works, Huddersfield
1864 Company founded by Thomas Broadbent
1874 Introduced large mill engines
1891 Engineers and produced Steam-Driven Hydro-Extractors. 
1895 Private company.
1899 Stationary steam engine for the Saddleworth Woollen Co, Delph.
1904-06. Produced a steam car. 
WWI Commenced building steam cranes up to 10 tons
1917 Advert. Hydro-extractors for drying textile goods. 
1927 Advert for clutches. 
1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history
1930s Ceased crane manufacture
1936 High-speed hydro-extractors.
1940 Advert for centrifugal clutches. 
1945 Advert for clutches for electric motors; centrifugal clutches etc. 
1960 Advert for controlled transmission. Clutches and couplings. 
1961 Engineers and iron founders and makers of hydro extractors, centrifugal clutches, overhead travelling cranes, laundry machinery and clothes holders.