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Frederick Hurd and Co

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1869. Coal cutting machine at Stotts Collieries.
1869. Coal-Cutting Machinery.
January 1872.
January 1880.

Frederick Hurd and Co of Wakefield, Rochdale and Ferry Road, Edinburgh.

1869 Coal cutting machinery of the 'chain saw' type described and illustrated in Engineering.[1]

1870 March. Advert. 'ALBION FOUNDRY, WAKEFIELD, March 19th, 1870. I beg to Inform you that the PARTNERSHIP hitherto existing under the title of "Messrs. F. Hurd and Co., Engineers, Rochdale." having been DISS0LVED. I have REMOVED to WAKEFIELD, and have succeeded to the Business of Messrs. Milner and Sons, ALBION FOUNDRY, where every description of Millwright, Brass, and Iron Work will be executed, and where also the manufacture of my Patent Mining and Excavating Machinery will be carried on. - yours respectfully, F. HURD.'[2]

1876 Liquidation. '...Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by Frederick Hurd, of Wood street, in Wakefield, in the county of York, Mining and Mechanical Engineer, formerly carrying on business with Edward Thornhill Simpson, of Walton, in the said county, Soap Manufacturer and Colliery Owner, as Mining Machinist, under the style or firm of Hurd and Simpson, and subsequently with Edward Simpson and Charles Henry Simpson, both of Wakefield aforesaid, Soap Manufacturers, as Mining Machinists, under the style or firm of Hurd and Simpsons, and Hurd and Simpsons' Patent Mining Machine Company, and sometimes under the style or firm of Frederick Hurd and Company...'[3]

1880 Makers of 'The Hurd' 'Silent Gas Engine'

1881 Wire Rope Gear at Penruifufer, LLwrynypie, and Lochelly Collieries

See also Hurd Coal Cutter and Engineering Co

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Engineering, 26 Nov 1869, p.356
  2. Liverpool Mercury - Friday 25 March 1870
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:3 March 1876 Issue:24302 Page:1768