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May 1896.
June 1898.
August 1899.
Dec 1921.

of Lionel Street, Birmingham (1900)

of Smithfield Works, Sherlock St., Birmingham. (1918)

Makers of powered forging and planishing hammers

1882 A hammer was described in The Engineer 1882/05/12[1] - presumably one with a movable fulcrum as supplied to Messrs Avery of Birmingham for use in forging in dies.

1883 Planishing hammers were made for electro-plate manufacturers, coppersmiths, tin-plate workers, and others not requiring as heavy a hammer as might be used by conventional forges.

1883 Supplied a compound condensing engine to power the experimental apparatus in the new engineering department of Mason Science College, Birmingham; the engine was specially designed for the purposes of experiment on the working and efficiency of steam engines.

1886 Maker of Lingworth power hammers for forging, welding, and planishing.

1888 Produced a lathe [2]

1922 Maker of patent pneumatic power hammers

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1883/07/06
  2. The Engineer 1888/04/27 p350