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1862 London Exhibition: Catalogue: Class VIII.: Tangye Brothers and Price

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Weston's Pulley Block
Hydraulic Cotton and Wool Press
Screw, Cotton and Wool Press
Hydraulic Lifting Jack

2002. TANGYE BROTHERS and PRICE, Cornwall Works, Birmingham.

Working model of hydraulic wool and cotton press, and an hydraulic ship jack.

WESTON'S PATENT PULLEY BLOCK. Sizes, to lift 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2, 3 tons. Prices from £2 to £5-10


1. One man can lift the weight specified.

2. The load cannot slip or run back, even if let go suddenly.

3. It requires no hoisting crab.

4. It is cheaper and safer than any other mode of doing the same work, and effects a very great saving in manual labour.

Upwards of 3,000 sets have been sold in about 9 months, and they are now in use in the works of all the leading engineers.



This jack is safer than any hitherto made, inasmuch as the lowering is under perfect control, being regulated by a screw the foot and cylinder are also in one forging instead of being screwed together, or with thee claw hung loosely over the head, as is the case with all other hydraulic jacks.

The cylinder and ram are made of the very best scrap iron. The prices, also, are as low as any in the trade.


To lift 4 tons. £8-10

To lift 6 tons. £10-10

To lift 8 tons. £12-0

To lift 10 tons. £15-0

To lift 12 tons. £16-10

To lift 15 tons. £18-10

To lift 20 tons. £22-10

To lift 30 tons. £25-0

To lift 40 tons. £27-10

To lift 50 tons. £32-10

Sole London agents for the sale of Weston's patent pulley blocks, S. and E. Ransome and Co. 31, Essex Street, Strand.

Sole London agent for general machinery, Mr. S. Holman, 18, Cannon Street, E. C.

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