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John Robson

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July 1895.

John Robson of Alexandra Works, Shipley

1870 Company formed by John Robson

1891 Advert. 'The Shipley Gas Engine. Simplest, Cheapest and Best. Awarded Gold Medal at Leeds Exhibition. See the engine working at Stand 29, Agricultural Show, Bradford. Sole Maker. John Robson, Shipley.[1]

1900 June. Royal Agricultural Show at York. Showed an engine. [2]

1903 Advert for a Machine Man. John Robson, Alexandra Works, Shipley.[3]

1907 Advert for the sale of a gas engine of 16 bhp. John Robson (Shipley) Ltd.[4]

May have made some Fairbanks and Morse engines under licence

1970s Company ceased trading

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Sources of Information

  1. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 07 August 1891
  2. The Engineer of 22nd June 1900 p650
  3. Yorkshire Evening Post - Wednesday 14 January 1903
  4. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Monday 19 August 1907