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A. and E. Crosskill

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of Beverley

Presumably the partnership of Alfred Crosskill and Edmund Crosskill

A disastrous fire happened on Mr Crosskill's premises

1860 Exhibited several new implements - root-cutters, pulpers and a horse-collar made of iron.

1861 Alfred was an agricultural implement maker employing 82 men[1]

1861 Implements shown by Alfred Edmund Crosskill at the Royal Agricultural Society's meeting at Leeds included Crosskill's improved clod crusher, improved one-horse cart, improved pair-horse wagon, improved cart wheels and axles, improved iron cart for liquid manure or water, improved portable farm railway, which had all been invented by W. Crosskill and were manufactured by the exhibitors who [2]

Later became William Crosskill and Sons, a business that was set up in 1864 by Alfred and Edmund, who set up a rival firm to the business that had been their father's and had become Beverley Iron and Wagon Co; the new company traded as William Crosskill and Sons, on a site in Eastgate, Beverley. They continued to make railway wagons and farm carts there.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. The Farmer's Magazine 1861
  • [1] A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 6, the Borough and Liberties of Beverley. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1989.
  • 'Crosskills of Beverley', by G. P. Brown, E. Yorks. Loc. Hist. Soc. Bulletin, xxvi. 7-9.