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Horsfall and Bickham

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May 1904.
December 1904.
June 1905.
July 1906. 12-16 h.p. car.
1906. 20-24 h.p. car.
1906. Chassis.
December 1906.

Horsfall and Bickham of Bridgewater Works, Pendleton, Manchester were makers of Card Clothing

See William Horsfall for previous company

1835 Company founded by William Horsfall (1807-1871)

1886 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Thomas Coglan Horsfall and Spencer Henry Bickham, carrying on business as Card Manufacturers, at the Bridgewater Works, Pendleton, under the style or firm of Horsfall and Bickham, was dissolved, on the 29th day of September last, by mutual consent....'[1]

1905 Produced the Horbick Minor car whilst continuing to manufacture cards.

1906 J. Arrowsmith and G. A. Kennedy trading as Horsfall and Bickham, motor-car manufacturers had legal contest with Ludlow R. Oswald Sealy of Dublin.[2]

1906 Produced 10-12, 12-16, 15-20 and 20-24 h.p. shaft-drive Horbick cars. [3]

1911 Private company.

1913 Exhibited spinning and carding machinery at Ghent[4]

1914 Directors: H. H. Worthington (Chairman), George A. Kennedy (Managing Director), William Hyde, Henry Lees, W. R. Hewson and Percy C. Briggs (Director and Secretary).

1914 Manufacturers of card clothing, card grinding machinery and all kinds of card wire. [5]

1922 Directors: H. H. Worthington (Chairman), P. C. Briggs (Vice-Chairman and Managing ), W. R. Hewson, W. Hyde, H. Lees and L. Stowell. Sec.: J. E. Johnson.

1956 of Bridgewater Works, Salford[6]

1961 Card clothing for textile spinning, card clothing foundations, textile machinery and auto engineers. 150 employees. [7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] The London Gazette 8 October 1886 Issue:25632 Page:4925
  2. Dublin Daily Express - Monday 11 June 1906
  3. The Automobile Vol. III. Edited by Paul N. Hasluck and published by Cassell in 1906.
  4. The Engineer 1913
  5. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  6. The Times, May 11, 1956
  7. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE