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of Liverpool Road, Irlam, Manchester.
1876 Company founded by John James Royle
1914 Engineers. Specialities: Feed water heaters, calorifiers, steam kettles, fresh water condensers, evaporators, steam traps, reducing valves, boiler mountings, water softening and filtering plants, steam and water appliances for public baths, iron and brass castings, copper work etc. Employees 300. 
1917 Advert. Engineers, iron and brass founders, and copper smiths. Evaporators, condensers, steam heaters, feed water heaters, calorifiers etc. 
1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history
1940 Advert. Specialities for steam users. 
1945 Advert. Specialities for steam users. 
1961 Manufacturing engineers, specialists in heat exchangers, calorifiers, steam traps, twin and single strainers and pressure reducing valves. 250 employees. 
The factory closed in the mid 1970s, and the site was cleared.