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Isaac Storey and Sons

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1869. Ashton and Storey's Steam Power Meter.
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June 1888. Gun-metal castings.
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1900. Empress Foundry.
1900. Empress Foundry.
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1900. Empress Foundry.
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1914. Acme Patent Expansion Joints.
1914. Section of C. H. Scott's patent two-crank simple stage compressor.
1914. Sectional view through actual valve plate.
1914. C. H. Scotts patent series intercooling compressors.
Hydraulic pump at Armley Mill Museum

Isaac Story and Sons of Little Peter Street, Manchester, Cathedral Yard, Manchester, and later the Empress Foundry, Cornbrook, Manchester, Coppersmiths and Brassfounders.

See Isaac Storey and his three sons

1837 Established as coppersmiths and engineers (Storey and Donaldson) at Little Peter Street, Knott Mill, Manchester

1847 The partnership of Storey and Donaldson was dissolved

1851 Adshead's 1851 Maps of Manchester show 'Storey's Brass & Copper Works', whose buildings and courtyard occupied an area of approximately 50 x 100 ft, with the entrance on Little Peter Street, located approx 130 ft from the junction with Mount Street[1]

1856 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Storey and Isaac Storey, both of the city of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, carrying on business as Brass Founders and Coppersmiths, under the firm of Thomas Storey and Company[2]

1869 Advert. Coppersmiths and brass founders. Manufactures of all kinds of brass and copper works for the locomotive, marine and stationary engines. Of Knott Mill Brass and Copper Works, Little Peter Street, Manchester. [3]

Made stationary steam engines with Proell's valve gear. An example was employed to drive two generators to provide power and light in their new factory. The engine and the new factory were described and illustrated in The Engineer in 1900.[4]

1874 Isaac Storey retired leaving the running of the business to 2 of his sons, John Henry Storey, and Isaac Storey the younger.

By 1883 Isaac Storey and his 3 sons had all died.

c.1889 William Edward Storey was taken into partnership and was made joint manager of the business, with Mr. H. Storey.

1900 the firm was reconstituted as a limited liability company. Henry Storey and William Edward Storey became joint managing directors.

1910 Henry Storey was chairman when the firm was incorporated in United Brassfounders and Engineers

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'Adshead's Twenty Four Illustrated Maps of the Township of Manchester, Corrected to the 1st May, 1851'. These maps are available on CD from the Digital Archives Association[1]
  2. London Gazette 16 May, 1856
  3. Bradshaw’s Railway Manual 1869
  4. [2] The Engineer, 7th December 1900 p571 & p574
  • [3]London Science Museum Collection