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Samuel Worssam and Co

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1857. Sawing machinery.
1858. Advert for improved moulding machine.
1859. Advert for improved moulding machine.
1860. Portable double deal frame.
April 1870.
January 1872.
June 1872.
June 1872.
January 1880.
June 1880.
1881. Worssam's General Wheelwright.
1882. Cask-making machinery.
1883. Worssam's gas engine.
1883. Single deal saw frame.
1883. General joiner and hand feed planer.

S. Worssam and Co of Oakley Works, Kings Road, Chelsea.

Samuel William Worssam established a small factory in King's Road, Chelsea, for making saw-mill machinery.

1855 Allen Ransome left his father's firm and came to London as manager to Messrs. Samuel Worrsam and Co.

Later, Ransome filled a partnership which was left vacant by the death of one of the firm.

1866 Details of their machinery for sawing wood.[1]

William Samuel Worssam patented the Worssam's general joiner, and commenced business at the Oakley Works, Chelsea.

The partnership between Samuel William Worssam and Allen Ransome ended; Worssam Senior joined his son William Samuel at Oakley works; Allen Ransome continued at the Stanley Works, in partnership with Mr. Frederick Josselyn

1868 Ransome became senior partner of the firm, when he took into partnership Mr. Frederick Josselyn, of Ipswich, and the style was changed to A. Ransome and Co.

1883 Selling / building a gas engine [2]

1885 Gold medal for invention of wood-working machinery

1892/3 Amalgamated with Ransome, Josselyn and Woods as A. Ransome and Co Ltd.

1920s photo here shows Worssam's works next to Chelsea Manor Street Power Station [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 2nd February 1866 p84
  2. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1999. ISBN 1 873098 50 2
  3. [1] Chelsea Manor Street: The Alpha Place: electricity by Dave Walker, Local Studies Librarian for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, June 8, 2017