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A. A. Jones and Shipman

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October 1912.
Nov 1919.
January 1920.
Dec 1921. J. & S. Small Tools.
February 1922.
May 1922.
June 1923.
February 1929.
March 1929.
1929. Multi Spindle Drilling Machine.
August 1933.
1934. Universal grinder.
November 1934.
November 1934.
January 1935.
March 1936.
October 1936.


April 1946.
1948. Details of surface grinder.
November 1968.
Detail. Exhibit at the Snibston Discovery Museum.

Jones & Shipman of New Century Works, East-Park Road, Leicester are makers of machine tools.

1898 Frederick Pollard and Frank Shipman set up business in Leicester

1905 Alfred Arthur Jones joined the business. See A. A. Jones, Pollard and Shipman

1911 Pollard left to start F. Pollard and Co a rival company.

The company became A. A. Jones and Shipman

1917 Advert. Drilling machines and sleeves and sockets. [1]

1919 Advert. Drilling machines and other tools. [2]

1920 Jan. Issued catalogue on a range of machine tools. [3]

1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with a large drilling machine for work on burrer forgings for the railways. [4]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1946 Moved to new site at Narborough Road, South

1972 Received support for a project from government programme for the machine tool industry [5]

1998 Acquired by Renold.

2014 Producing sophisticated grinding machines. Now a subsidiary of Hardinge.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p73 & p128
  2. Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p79 & p85
  3. The Engineer of 9th Jan 1920 p53
  4. The Engineer of 17th September 1920 p270
  5. The Times, Mar 15, 1972