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Appleby Brothers or Applebys of Emerson Street, S.E., London; Southwark, London, and Greenwich.
Manufacturers of steam cranes, dredgers, brick making machinery, steam crabs, pile drivers, pumps, portable and stationary engines.
1866 The works moved to East Greenwich.
1871 Supplied a 2' 8" gauge railway locomotive for Mr Robert Campbell's Buscot Park Estate 
1871 Employing 30 persons 
1876 T. H. Appleby leaves the partnership
1883 Beam pumping engine for Goulburn Waterworks, New South Wales. In steamable condition 
1889 Gold Mining Plant for Cerro de Pasco, Transvaal. (Appleby and Co of Greenwich) 
1900 Electrically worked jib crane for dockside unloading
1908 Appleby's Ltd of Glasgow, Leicester and London, were commissioned to provide the crane for a floating crane being constructed by Vickers, Sons and Maxim for harbour of Montreal. Also supplying a crane for the fitting out basin of Yarrow and Co at Scotstoun.
1910 Appleby's Ltd went into voluntary liquidation, to be refinanced under the name The Appleby Crane and Transporter Co Ltd. Later that year the company was taken over by Messrs Arrol. The Leicester works was sold by Arrol in 1912