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of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs
1897 Incorporated as a limited company.
1900 June. Royal Agricultural Show at York. Showed an electric light engine (oil engine). 
1900 The company was registered on 24 February, to take over the business of a company of similar title. Directors were Henry Neild Bickerton, Henry Wentworth Bradley, Henry Prescott, Francis Heans Orme, Joseph Bickerton.
1905 Type N. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum.
1908 Engine type S. 25 hp. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum.
1909 Engine type SE. 34 hp. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum.
1911 Public company.
1912 Building 270 engines per month in the 1 to 1,500 bhp range
1913 Engine type M. 10 hp. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum.
1913 Advert for gas and oil engines. Suction gas plants. Horizontal and vertical engines from 2 hp to 1,500 hp. 
1914 Engineers. Specialities: gas and oil engines and suction plants. Employees 1,100. 
1920 April. Issued catalogue on engine for large powers of 300 to 2,000 bhp. 
1920 Announce 1,500hp gas blowing engine. 
1920 Maker of large vertical gas engines of 300 hp upward but just introduced a 120 hp model. 
1924 Engine Type P. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum.
1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history.
1928 Engine for Generating Set. (National Gas and Oil Engine Company of A-u-L) Exhibit at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry.
1929 Engine. 45 hp. Type NV. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum.
1929 Engine. Type N. 10 hp. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum.