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Holt and Willetts

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May 1896.
February 1901.
January 1902. Pulley Blocks.
February 1911.
Dec 1921.
1920s Holt and Willetts 20-ton electric crane at Kempton Great Engines

of Lion Works, Cradley Heath

1868 Business established.

1922 Maker of hand-powered and overhead travelling cranes and electric, belt-driven and hand-powered lifts.

1937 Lifting machinery manufacturers.[1]

A hand-operated overhead crane by Holt and Willetts can be seen in a photograph of Harts Hill Ironworks taken by George Watkins in 1938 [2]

Connection with Charles Willetts, Junior?

Taken over by Herbert Morris

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  2. Plate 135, 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 5' by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd