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Gledhill and Dixon

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of Perseverance Works, Low Street, Keighley

Parnership of John Gledhill and John Dixon.

1861 'THE FATAL ACCIDENT AT WADE'S MILL — An inquest was held, on Monday, at the Woolcock Inn, Well-street, before Mr. Jewison, coroner, on the body Bradley Richardson Wellbank, an engine fitter, of Bingley, in the employ of Messrs. Gledhill and Dixon. engineers and millwrights, Keighley, who was killed on Friday last, at the mill of Messrs Joseph Wade and Sons, worsted spinners, Canal Road. The witnesses examined were Mr. Wade, sen,, John Pyrah, a stonemason, Jonas Bower, brother-in-law to the deceased, and from their evidence, it appeared that the deceased's employers contracted with Messrs. Wade and to supply a new steam engine in subsitution for the old one, and deceased was engaged at the mill on Friday night, in fitting it......'[1]

1863 Advertising as millwrights and engineers, makers of every description of corn mill machinery, beam, vertical and horizontal engines, iron and brass founders[2]

1874 'NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Partnership hitherto subsisting between the undersigned JOHN GLEDHILL and JOHN DIXON, both of Keighley, in the county of York, as Engineers and Millwrights at Keighley aforesaid, under the firm of "Gledhill & Dixon," was this day Dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to and owing from the said late firm will be received and paid by the said John Dixon, by whom the business will be carried on.— Dated this 15th day of May, 1874.'[3]

An 1874 advert for the sale of 'Allen's Shed' (weaving), in Gibson Street, New Leeds, Bradford, formerly occupied by Edward Allen, included a 16 HP engine by Gledhill & Dixon. [4]

An 1878 advertisement for the sale of Perseverance Mills, Denholme Clough, Thornton, Bradford, included a 40 HP compound engine by Gledhill & Dixon[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. Bradford Review - Saturday 24 August 1861
  2. [1] Jones's Mercantile Directory of Bradford, p.337
  3. Bradford Observer - Monday 25 May 1874
  4. Bradford Daily Telegraph - Thursday 13 August 1874
  5. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 8 August 1878