Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,165 pages of information and 245,632 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

W. E. Bates and Sons

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of Northwich, Cheshire

See William Edwin Bates

1867 Advert: 'REMOVAL. MR. W. E. BATES, Engineer, Brass and Iron Founder, has now REMOVED his Works from Cotton Works Yard to Leftwich Iron Works, within eight minutes' walk of the old stand. All orders will punctually attended to as usual.'[1]

1881 Employing 30 Men and 16 Boys.[2]

1885 20 HP marine engine, ex-'Bengal', two cylinders 9.5" bore, 12" stroke, on display at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port (see photo). The Bengal was built by Joseph Verdin and Sons of Winsford for their own use on the River Weaver.

1942 '.... J. Allder Bates, .... a partner in the firm of W. E. Bates and Son, Leftwich, near Northwich, until it was acquired by Brunner, Mond and Co., Ltd.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Northwich Guardia, 5 October 1867
  2. 1881 census
  3. Winsford Chronicle, 17 October 1942