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Higginbottom and Mannock

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January 1888.
Willans engines driving generators, and Higginbottom & Mannock crane at Rathmines Power Station
50-ton crane in 'CastleGate' (the former Manors Power Station) in Newcastle, 2017
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Higginbottom & Mannock of Crown Ironworks, West Gorton, Manchester.

Makers of steam engines and overhead cranes.

1878 Company founded by Lloyd Higginbottom and Thomas Mannock.

1881 'A New Travelling Hoist for Mills and Warehouses'. [1]

1886 100-ton overhead crane for Armstrong, Mitchell and Co, one of several supplied to the company.[2]

c.1900 Supplied an overhead crane for Rathmines Power Station, Dublin [3]

c.1901 20-ton hand-operated overhead travelling crane for Auckland Electric Tramways Co Ltd[4]

c.1903 Supplied a 50-ton overhead crane to Manors Power Station in Newcastle upon Tyne. The crane has been preserved in situ at the 'CastleGate' in central Newcastle

1904 Supplied the electric overhead cranes for the new works of Graham, Morton and Co.

1925 The company was voluntarily liquidated.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'Design and Work' magazine, 8 January 1881
  2. Newcastle Chronicle - Saturday 16 October 1886
  3. 'The Engineer' 7th Sept 1900
  4. [1] Article in ‘Progress’ (NZ) Vol 1 Issue 4, 4 February 1906