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James Buchanan and Son

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Cast iron loading bay cill in Liverpool

James Buchanan and Son of Caledonia Foundry/Caledonia Engine Works, Liverpool.

1860 Company founded by James Buchanan, Senior.

1877 Name changed to James Buchanan and Son when his son James Buchanan joined the company

1894 Catalogue of Sugar Making Machinery; Brick, Tile and Pipe Making Machinery.[1]

1900 H. MacKay of Cheltenham, was appointed outside manager and representative.[2]

1905-06 Produced the Barber-Buchanan steam driven commercial vehicle.[3]

1913 Private company.

1946 Public company.

1961 Engineers and ironfounders. Manufacturers of coke oven machinery and Buchanan char kilns.[4]

Name plate. Exhibit at Thwaite Mill

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1894/09/14 p238
  2. The Engineer 1900/06/15, p 631.
  3. Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles. Edited by G. N. Georgano
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE