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Tangye Brothers and Price

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January 1866.

1859 James Tangye and Brothers took George Price (presumably the brother of Robert Price and an engineer[1]) into partnership and the company became Tangye Brothers and Price

1861 Tangye Brothers obtained licence to use Thomas Aldridge Weston's patent for a non-slip pulley [2].

1862 Dissolution of the Partnership between James Tangye, Joseph Tangye, Edward Tangye, Richard Tangye, George Tangye, and George Price, Engineers at Birmingham, trading under the style, or, firm of Tangye Brothers and Price, as regards Edward Tangye and George Tangye.[3]

1862 Advert by Tangye Bros seeking to hire a steam engine for about one week [4].

1862 Exhibition. Demonstration by Tangye Brothers and Price of working model of hydraulic wool and cotton press, and an hydraulic ship jack [5].

1863 Supplied a pair of hydraulic shears for a Russian Government forge at St. Petersburg. The shears weighed 24 tons and could apply a force of 1000 tons, and sever iron bars up to 6" square. Ram diameter was 16". Shears 14" long, 11" deep, 3.5" thick.[6]

1864 Moved to Cornwall Works, Smethwick[7]

1865 Tangye were successful in an action against James Stott who was infringing Weston's patent [8][9].

1864 August: Weston's patent assigned to Tangye Bros [10].

1866 Dissolution of the Partnership between James Tangye, Joseph Tangye, Richard Tangye, and George Price, in the trade or business of Engineers, at Birmingham and at Smethwick, trading under the style or firm of Tangye Brothers and Price, as regards George Price. James Tangye, Joseph Tangye, and Richard Tangye carried on the business [11]

The company became known as Tangye Brothers


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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. Birmingham Daily Post, 18 December 1865
  3. London Gazette 10 March 1863
  4. Birmingham Daily Post, 13 November 1862
  5. 1862 London Exhibition: Catalogue: Class VIII.: Tangye Brothers and Price
  6. [1] The Engineer 23 Oct 1863, p.243
  7. The Times Sep 16, 1952
  8. Birmingham Daily Post, 18 December 1865
  9. The Times, Dec 18, 1865
  10. Birmingham Daily Post, 18 December 1865
  11. London Gazette 13 July 1866