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Bentley and Jackson

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June 1880.
1914 calendaring rolls, driven by Robey steam engine. Exhibit at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre.

Maker of machinery for the papermaking and bleaching trades, of Bury, Lancashire

Formerly Bentley and Co

1860 Company founded by Daniel Barrowclough Bentley and John Broad Jackson.

1871 Employing 67 men and 19 boys.[1]

1879 'SAD ACCIDENT TO A FITTER — A sad accident happened on Tuesday morning at the iron foundry of Messrs. Bentley & Jackson, Lord-street, Bury, to a man, 51 years of age, named Aaron Ashworth, who resides at No. 7, Smith-street, Freetown. It appears that he is a fitter, and has been employed lately in putting up water pipes. There is in course of formation at the waterworks a place for drying moulds, and a cellar has already been sunk. A board has been placed over this opening, and a smaller board reaches from this board to one of the sides. At about nine o'clock in the morning Ashworth was walking along the shortest of the boards, when it suddenly "tilted" over, and he was precipitated to the bottom of the cellar, which is about three yards dee, his left thigh being broken through coming into contact with one of the partition walls ; he was also severely shaken. He was immediately picked up, and conveyed to his home, Dr. Telford being called in to set the broken limb. Ashworth, who is progressing as satisfactorily as can be expected, states that when he left home in the morning he told his wife he did not quite like the job he was doing, and seemed to have forebodings of an accident or something of the kind.'[2]

1880 Partnership change. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Daniel Bentley and John Broad Jackson, carrying on business at Lodge Bank Works, Bury, in the county of Lancaster, as Ironfounders, under the style or firm of Bentley and Jackson, has this day been dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as regards the said Daniel Bentley, who retires therefrom. All debts due to and owing by the said late concern will be received and paid by the said John Broad Jackson, who will continue the business as heretofore, in partnership with George Bentley, under the aforesaid style or firm of Bentley and Jackson....'[3]

1895 Became private company.

1910 'Bentley and Jackson Ltd., the well-known engineering firm Lodge Bank Works, Bury,'[4]

1924 Patent extension application. '...In the Matter of Letters Patent granted to Albert Edward Simpson, James Nuttall and Alfred Austin Whitley, bearing date the 21st July, 1908,....Albert Edward Simpson, Thomas Downham Nuttall, the legal personal representative of James Nuttall, deceased, and Alfred Austin Whitley, all of Lodge Bank Works, Bury, in the county of Lancaster, the Patentees of the said Letters Patents...'[5]

1932 Acquired by Charles Walmsley and Co[6]

1961 Engineers to the paper making trade. [7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census for Daniel Barrowclough Bentley
  2. Heywood Advertiser - Friday 25 April 1879
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:28 May 1880 Issue:24848 Page:3239
  4. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Wednesday 16 February 1910
  5. The London Gazette Publication date:5 February 1924 Issue:32904 Page:1138
  6. The Times, Jul 24, 1933
  7. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE