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Richard C. Gibbins and Co

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April 1870.
January 1872.
7th June 1872.
14th June 1872.
Jack at Arlington Court, carriage collection
Manual overhead crane by Richard C. Gibbins and Co., at Powick Mills
Overhead crane at Powick Mills
Overhead crane at Powick Mills, showing two speed longitudinal travel mechanism
December 1929.
October 1949.
Traversing jack on a railway engine. Exhibit at West Coast Wilderness Railway, Queenstown.

Richard C. Gibbins and Co of Berkeley Street, Birmingham.

1869 Company established - formerly Thomas Worsdell.

1922 Directors Hugh Gibbins and David Gibbins. Products.— Cranes, electric, steam and hand-power hand winches, friction hoists, locomotive traverse jacks, lifting jacks, wagon jacks, rail benders.

1937 Manufacturers of cranes and lifting tackle. "Pilot" Lifting Tackle.[1]

by 1964 was part of Samuel Taylor and Sons (Brierley Hill); the general engineering and marine deck equipment activities of Welin-Maclachlan Davits were transferred by owners N Hingley to the Grazebrook Group[2]

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