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Isaac Storey and Sons

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1869. Ashton and Storey's Steam Power Meter.
January 1872.
June 1872.
January 1880.
June 1888. Gun-metal castings.
December 1889.
May 1896.
June 1898.
August 1899.
1900. Empress Foundry.
1900. Empress Foundry.
1900. Empress Foundry.
1900. Empress Foundry.
February 1901.
January 1902.
April 1903.
1914. Acme Patent Expansion Joints.
1914. Section of C. H. Scott's patent two-crank simple stage compressor.
1914. Sectional view through actual valve plate.
1914. C. H. Scotts patent series intercooling compressors.
Hydraulic pump at Armley Mill Museum

Isaac Story and Sons of Little Peter Street, Manchester, and later the Empress Foundry, Cornbrook, Manchester.

1837 Established as coppersmiths and engineers (Storey and Donaldson) at Little Peter Street, Knott Mill, Manchester

1851 Adshead's 1851 Maps of Manchester show 'Storey's Brass & Copper Works', whose buildings and courtyard occupied an area of approximately 50 x 100 ft, with the entrance on Little Peter Street, located approx 130 ft from the junction with Mount Street[1]

1869 Advert. Coppersmiths and brass founders. Manufactures of all kinds of brass and copper works for the locomotive, marine and stationary engines. Of Knott Mill Brass and Copper Works, Little Peter Street, Manchester. [2]

1900 Details of new premises with photographs. [3]

1910 Incorporated in United Brassfounders and Engineers

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'Adshead's Twenty Four Illustrated Maps of the Township of Manchester, Corrected to the 1st May, 1851'. These maps are available on CD from the Digital Archives Association[1]
  2. Bradshaw’s Railway Manual 1869
  3. The Engineer of 7th December 1900 p571 & p574
  • [2]London Science Museum Collection