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Humpage, Jacques and Pedersen

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Bench micrometer by Humpage, Jacques and Pedersen. Formerly displayed in Bristol Industrial Museum

of Luckwell Works, Luckwell Road, Ashton Gate, Bristol

Makers of bench micrometers, machine tools and motor cycles

1893 Founded as Humpage and Jacques

1897 System of hanging lineshafts [1] in one of the shops of Messrs. Humpage, Jacques, and Pedersen, makers of machine tools, sweet-making machinery, micrometer gauges, wheel-cutters,at Luckwell Works, Bristol.

1902 Listed as mechanical Engineers are Partners of North Street, Bedminster, Bristol and the partners were Humpage, Herbert Innes Jacques and Mikael Pedersen [2]

1903 Description of Humpage, Jacques and Pedersen's centre lathe [3]. It had a number of novel features, including compact epicylic gearing located within the headstock cone pulleys (patented 1892) in place of the conventional back gears. The tailstock was located on its own (rather narrow) dovetail ways. The carriage had its own flat-topped ways, but was also provided with additional support at the front lower face of the bed.

1907, Humpage, Jacques & Pedersen Ltd's engineering factory and building land with frontage to Luckwell Lane and Balfour Road were put up for sale by auction on the instruction of the Official Receiver. This was followed by the sale of the factory’s engineering plant.[4]

The 1902 OS map[5] shows a building approx 100 ft by 55 ft fronting onto Luckwell Lane and Balfour Road, close to North Street. 'Luckwell House' was immediately to the north east of the works.

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Sources of Information

  1. 'The Engineer' 31st December 1897
  2. 1902 Kelly's Directory of Bristol
  3. 'Lathes, Screw Machines, Boring and Turning Mills' by Thomas R. Shaw, Scientific Publishing Co, Manchester, 1903.
  4. [1] 'South Gloucestershire Compendium 1914 to 1918'. Rough notes compiled by John Penny, Version 1, July 2018
  5. The Godfrey Edition Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Bristol (SW) & Bedminster 1902. Alan Godfrey Maps