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J. Bagshaw and Sons

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June 1888. Friction couplings and pulleys.
December 1889
June 1898.
February 1901.
January 1902.
January 1906.

of Victoria Foundry, Batley

1834 Company established

1875 Large compound beam mill engine[1]. It is not clear whether this engine was made by Bagshaw, or whether their involvement was limited to compounding. This involved supplying a new beam with an upturned horn. To this horn was connected the connecting rod of a new small bore, long stroke piston. The new cylinder was attached to the bed-plate outboard of the crankshaft. [2]

1884 Partnership change. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, John Bagshaw, Walter Bagshaw, and Charles Horsfield Bagshaw, carrying on business as Iron Founders, Engineers, and Millwrights, at Batley, in the county of York, under the style or firm of J. Bagshaw and Sons, has been this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to or owing by the said late partnership will be received and paid by the said Walter Bagshaw and Charles Horsfield Bagshaw and Arthur Bagshaw, by whom the said business will in future be carried on under the above style or firm...'[3]

1888 Issued catalogue of wrought iron pulleys, shafting, friction couplings and friction clutches. [4]

1891 Released a catalogue of their wrought iron pulleys, shafting and friction couplings. [5]

A JB&S friction clutch is fitted to the steam engine made by J. Culverwell at Westonzoyland Museum.

1913-15 Produced the J. B. S. cyclecar.

1922 Directors: Gilbert K. Walker, Ernest S. Walker

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. * 'Stationary Steam Engine Makers Volume 1' Compiled by George Watkins, Catalogued by A. P. Woolrich, Landmark Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-84306-200-3. This reproduces an engraving of the engine from The Engineer, 5 November 1875
  2. ‘The Textile Mill Engine, Part 1’ by George Watkins: Landmark Publishing Ltd.
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:4 January 1884 Issue:25305 Page:93
  4. The Engineer of 27th April 1888 p338
  5. The Engineer 1891/04/10