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Capital Patent Crane

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'London's Industrial Heritage' by Aubrey Wilson (David & Charles, 1967) includes a feature about a 'Capital Patent Crane in a building in St Swithin's lane, London. An inventory drawn up when the building was taken over by George Sandeman (see George G. Sandeman Sons and Co in 1805 includes 'a Capital Patent Crane with three iron wheels, jib roller, rope pulleys and a jigger'. The article includes a 1960s photograph, and notes that the crane was used when the premises were damaged by bombing in 1940 and the modern lifting equipment had been put out of action.

The crane survives in situ, the building now being occupied by The Don Restaurant & Bistro [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1]The Don Restaurant history webpage