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Davies and Metcalfe

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December 1906.
July 1908.
September 1913.
May 1929.
December 1929.
January 1953.
September 1968. Metcalfe-Midland Air Brake Equipment.

of Injector Works, Romiley, near Manchester.

formerly the Patent Exhaust Steam Injector Co and Williams and Metcalfe

James Metcalfe and Edward Davies

1902 The firm built two locomotives for a narrow-gauge railway. [1]

1982 Described as Romiley and Cheshire-based. A company born into the railway boom. Turnover £12 million. Three factories in Britain, one in Australia and one in South Africa. The chairman of the company was Richard Metcalfe. Lost 30 % of staff in the last two years to keep the company afloat. Principle activity is design and manufacture of railway braking equipment. [2]

1999 Published 'Davies and Metcalfe - Railway Engineers to the World' by Richard Metcalfe.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  2. The Engineer 1982/12/02