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April 1903.
Dec 1921.

of La Plata Works, Malin Bridge, Sheffield.

of Holme Lane, Sheffield (2008)

1730 Company established.

1898 Incorporated as a Limited Company. The company was registered on 21 June, to acquire the business of manufacturers of sheep-shearing machines, of the firm of the same name. [1]

1903-1906 Built automobiles - possibly with mostly French components. Models named 'La Plata'.

1914 Manufacturers of patent Sheep Shears, Sickles, Machines etc... and General Merchants. [2]

1998 One of the last hand-forging tool makers in Britain; the grass hooks and scythes that they made were sold under the Tyzack and Turner name[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The Times, February 21, 1998