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J. E. H. Andrew and Co

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1878. Bisschop vertical engine. Exhibit at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.
January 1880.
J. E. H. Andrew Bisschop type gas engine at Anson Engine Museum
Bisschop engine at Anson Engine Museum
Bisschop engine at Anson Engine Museum
c1887. Exhibit at Powerhouse Museum.

of Stockport Gas Engine Works, South Reddish, Stockport

1878 J. E. H. Andrew was granted a licence to build the Bisschop Engine

1880 Advert for patent Bisschop gas engine.

1881 Partnership change. '...Partnership (if any) between Eliza Howard Andrew, Charles Henry Andrew, and Ann Maria Andrew, carrying on business as Engineers, at Stockport, under the style or firm of J. E. H. Andrew and Co., was determined on the 30th September last by mutual consent; and the business has been since the 30th September last carried on and will continue to be carried on by the said Eliza Howard Andrew and Charles Henry Andrew as sole partners therein, under the style of J. E. H. Andrew and Co...'[1]

1881 Employing 52 men and 2 boys.[2]

1883 Advert. Sole makers of the Bisschop patent gas engine: patentees and makers of tobacco spinning machines, gas roaster for coffee, chicory, cocoa, malt, tobacco stalks for snuff taking etc. [3]

1890 Showed gas engines driving a Phoenix dynamo at the Engineers, Electricians, Builders and Ironmongers Exhibition.[4]

1899 On appeal, the company was found to have infringed Lanchester's patent for improvement in gas motor engines; the action had been brought by British Motor Syndicate [5] [6].

1900 Legal action (appeal ? to the House of Lords) brought by J. E. H. Andrew and Co against the British Motor Co and others [7].

Later built two-stroke and then four-stroke engines

1906 Absorbed by Richard Hornsby and Sons of Grantham. The Stockport works were added to those at Grantham.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The London Gazette Publication date:6 December 1881 Issue:25045Page:6569
  2. 1881 Census
  3. 1883 Kelly's Directory of Devonshire and Cornwall
  4. * The Engineer of 21st March 1890 p246
  5. The Autocar 1899/01/28
  6. The Times, 11 August 1899
  7. The Times, 17 December 1900