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Plant and Hancock

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Thomas Plant and George Hancock, Agricultural engineers, of Elworth, Sandbach

The company manufactured portable steam engines

1857 Plant and Hancock of Sandbach mentioned as agents for Bentall's implements.[1]

1866 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Thomas Plant and George Hancock, carrying on business as Engineers and Ironfounders, at the Elworth Foundry, near Sandbach Station, in the county of Chester, under the firm of Plant and Hancock, has been this day dissolved by mutual consent...'[2]

1866 Became Hancock and Foden when Edwin Foden became a partner

The firm later became Foden

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Sources of Information

  1. Chester Chronicle - Saturday 22 August 1857
  2. [1] Gazette Issue 23171 published on the 9 October 1866. Page 20 of 48