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Furnival and Co

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January 1888. Copper-plate printing machine.
April 1888. Zincographic printing machine.
April 1888. Paper-cutting and plate-rolling machines.
June 1888. Wharfedale printing machine
September 1895.
1897. Gas Engine.
Furnival gas engine and printing machinery at Anson Engine Museum
Furnival gas engine at Anson Engine Museum

Maker of printing machinery of Reddish, Stockport (originally at 52 Ogden Street, Fairfield Street, Manchester).

1871 Liquidation/bankruptcy of Mary Mills, of 62, Ogden Street, Ardwick, and 1, Burnes street, Manchester, Letterpress and Lithographic Printer, carrying on business there under the style or firm of J. L. Mills and Co, and residing at 185, Upper Brook-street, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Widow. Richard Furnival, of 52 Ogden-street, Ardwick, Manchester, Machinist, was the Trustee[1]

1872 Furnival's Express Cutting machine - See advert

1876 of Fairfield Street, Manchester (see advert)

1885 Gold medal for invention of Gill's hot or cold rolling machine

1891 Advert. Printer's engineers.

1891 Commenced building Express silent gas i/c engines ranging from 0.5 to 20 nhp.

1895 Advert

1898 Town gas engine. 0.5 hp. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum

Platten printing press. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum

Trimming machine. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum

Late 1950s Crossley Brothers bought the guillotine part of the business

By 1960 the guillotine business was owned by Rhodes, Brydon and Youatt[2]

1966 Belliss and Morcom acquired Crossley-Premier Engines and Furnival and Co from the receivers of Crossley Brothers[3].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 12 June 1871
  2. The Times, Feb 01, 1961
  3. The Times, 7 November 1966;