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Campbells and Hunter

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1880.
1880.
1884.Boiler Shell Drilling Machine.
1897.
1899. A Boiler Shell Drilling Machine.
1905. Double Column Borinf and Drilling Machine.
1917.
1918.
1960
Radial arm drill at Armley Mill Museum
Radial arm drill. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.
Radial arm drill. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.

Campbells and Hunter of Dolphin Foundry, Leeds were makers of machine tools.

Previously Thomas Campbell, Son and Co were at Dolphin Foundry in East Street, Leeds.

c.1873 John William Campbell and John Hunter became partners (were they taken into partnership by Thomas Campbell?)

1874 Patent application by Thomas Campbell, John William Campbell, and John Hunter, all of the Dolphin Foundry, Hunslet, near Leeds, in the county of York, in respect of the invention of "a combined horizontal drilling and planing machine for circular work."[1]

1878 Patent application by Thomas Campbell, John William Campbell, and John Hunter, all of the Dolphin Foundry, Saynor-road, Hunslet, Leeds, in the county of York, in respect of the invention of "improvements in machinery for forging and shaping metals."[2]

1889 Company incorporated[3]

1897 Various boiler-making machines featured in 'The Engineer', 20th August 1897 (for plate bending, boiler end finishing, and a combined circular planing/slotting/drilling machine)

1911 Heavy duty drilling machine for boiler shells

1911 Machines for drilling marine boilers. [4]

1917 Advert for gear cutting and hobbing

1922 Drilling and Boring machinery

1927 Advert for gears of all types

1938 Acquired by R. W. Crabtree and Sons.

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 2 Feb 1875
  2. London Gazette 26 November 1878
  3. Aberconway
  4. 'Machine Tools' by James Weir French, 1911
  • Machine Tools by James Weir French in 2 vols. Published 1911 by Gresham
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p157
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p69