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Samuel Butler and Co

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c1925. 10-ton Steam Breakdown Crane.
c1925. Steam Breakdown Crane. Supplied to the London and South Eastern Railway.
c1925. 35-ton Steam Breakdown Crane. Supplied to the Indian State Railways.
c1925. Standard Shunting Cranes.
c1925. Locomotive Steam Crane.
c1925. 20-tons Steam Breakdown Cranes.

Samuel Butler & Co Ltd of Stanningley, Leeds.

Crane makers.

c1904 Company formed.

1916 Purchased Balmforth Brothers.

1922 Supplied 20-ton locomotive steam crane to the Bombay Port Trust. [1]


1959 Steelwork sub-contractors for the Barton High Level bridge across the Manchester Ship Canal; when scaffolding collapsed, 4 men were killed and 3 injured; subsequently Butlers were replaced by United Steel Structural Co[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer, 7th April 1922
  2. The Times, Dec 31, 1959