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British Industrial History

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Wharton Crane and Hoist Co

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of Reddish, Stockport.

1906 Company founded.

1919 Public company.

1926 Name changed.

1961 Manufacturers of electric and hand overhead travelling cranes, electric and hand chain blocks and rope hoists, industrial lifting platforms and automobile lifts. 330 employees. [1]

5-ton crane seen on the Snowdonia Railway (2007)

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