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W. and S. Summerscales and Sons

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Summerscales Disinfector. The Lawerence School, Sanawar in Kasauli Hills India
Summerscales Disinfector. The Lawerence School, Sanawar in Kasauli Hills India
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of Parkside Works, Keighley, West Yorks.

of Phœnix Foundry and Covey Lane Works, Keighley.

also as Summerscales and Co, W. Sumerscales and Sons, and W. S. Summerscales' Sons.

1850 Company established by William Summerscales to manufacture laundry mangles at Covey Lane.

1891 Advert. Laundry engineers. Listed as W. Summerscales and Sons. [1]

1894 Issues catalogue on Washing, Wringing, and Mangling Machines, Turnip Cutters, Chaff Cutters, Pulpers and Fruit Dressers. [2]

1895 Claimed to be the largest manufacturer of washing, wringing and mangling machines in the world.

1898 Incorporated as a Limited Company. The company, W. Summerscales and Sons (1898), was registered on 29 March, to take over the business of domestic and general engineers of W. Summerscales and Sons. [3]

1901 Designs for steam laundries [4]

1914 Laundry and Domestic Engineers. Manufacturers of washing, wringing and mangling machines for hand and power; also garden rollers and seats. [5]

1917 Built a prototype tractor designed by Thomas Ridealgh seconded from Mann's Patent Steam Cart and Wagon Co. Had a 25 hp V4 engine with poppet valves and a three-wheel layout.

1919 Aublet, Harry and Co acquired the laundry business.

1937 Advert for The 'Quiktric' Electric Wringer. (Hardware, Ironmongery and Brassfoundry / Farm and Garden Equipment). [6]

1946 Patent - Improvements in or relating to wringing machines. [7]

1955 Patent - Improvements in or relating to machines for washing and wringing clothes and the like. [8]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Post Office London Trades Directory
  2. The Engineer of 27th April 1894 p360
  3. 1908 The Stock Exchange Year Book
  4. Fielden’s Magazine Vol 7
  5. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  6. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert p517
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  8. [2] Wikipatents