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Belliss and Seekings

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of Broad Street, Islington, Birmingham

1862 George Edward Belliss acquired the business of his employer R. Bach and Co at 13-14 Broad Street, Islington, Birmingham, and went into partnership with Joseph J. Seekings, as Belliss and Seekings.

1862 Advertised as successors to R. Bach and Co, 13-14 Broad St, manufacturers of high pressure fixed steam engines, travelling portable steam engines, contractors' locomotives, flour mills, circular saw benches, steam boilers[1]. Wrote a letter to a newspaper warning of damage to packages sent to 1862 Exhibition[2].

1862 Exhibition; vertical steam engine. Described as successors to R. Bach and Co. of Broad Street, Birmingham.

1866: Supplied 0-4-2WT locomotive Primus to Pike Brothers of Poole.

1866 Mr Seekings retired from the business which was renamed G. E. Belliss and Co, advertised as engineers and boiler makers, 13-14 Broad St, late Belliss and Seekings[3].

Mr Seekings subsequently moved to Gloucester, surviving for many years before dying c.1899, after which land he owned on corner of Hagley Road and Ladywood Road was sold; banks constructed on the site[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post, 6 March 1862
  2. Birmingham Daily Post, 28 March 1862
  3. Birmingham Daily Post, 19 April 1866
  4. Birmingham Daily Post, 18 January 1900