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J. Buckton and Co of Wellhouse Foundry, Meadow Road, Leeds.
1838 Foundry first thought to be active on 'Well House' site. 
1842 Company established by Joshua Buckton.
1851 Employing 80 persons. 
1865 Slotting Machine. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.
1876 Members of the Iron and Steel Institute visited their machine and tool making works. 
1882 Incorporated as a limited company.
Joseph Hartley Wicksteed succeeded Joshua Buckton as head of the firm
1894 Double Cutter and Transverse Action Planing machine. 
1914 Machine tool and testing machine manufacturers. Specialities: heavy ordnance and turbine lathes, armour plate and turbine planing machines, universal testing machines of largest capacity, the Buckton testing machine. Employees 500. 
1921 Read an overview of the company in The Engineer 1921/08/12.
1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history.
1928 the machine tool business was acquired by Craven Brothers; the staff transferred to Reddish where the products were manufactured.