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Fairbairn, Greenwood and Batley

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Peter Fairbairn added the construction of engineering tools to his business as the Wellington foundry; the Crimean War gave an impetus to this branch of the business. Fairbairn constructed large machines, utilised at Woolwich and Enfield, for the purposes of cutting, twisting, boring, and tearing iron and steel: cannon-rifling machines, milling machines, planing and slotting machines, and others.

1840s Thomas Greenwood became manager of the Wellington Foundry, Leeds, and shortly afterwards joined Sir Peter Fairbairn as partner together with Mr. Batley as Fairbairn, Greenwood and Batley.

1856 January. Donation to the local Mechanics Institute [1]

1856 May. Described as Machine Makers [2]

1856 May. Partnership dissolved. [3]

See Greenwood and Batley

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Sources of Information

  1. The Leeds Mercury, Thursday, January 31, 1856
  2. The Leeds Mercury, Saturday, May 10, 1856
  3. The Leeds Mercury, Thursday, May 15, 1856