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John Smith (Keighley)

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1869. Parabolic Governor with Moderator.

John Smith Ltd. of Crane Works, Keighley. Maker of Cranes and stone-working equipment.

Established 1866.

1869 Smith and Jackson, engineers of Keighley - perhaps predecessor of John Smith?

Incorporated 1902

1961 Manufacturers of overhead electric cranes. 200 employees.

By 1963 was owned by Thomas W. Ward

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