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Thomas Piggott and Co

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Piggott beam engine at Combe Mill

of Spring Hill, Birmingham

1822 Company established.

1879 Joined by partner.

1880s Advertisement dated 1882 or 1888[1] shows a horizontal compound steam engine and states that they make machines for mechanical refrigeration. It also identifies three separate works:-

  • Spring Hill Works (Gas engineers, ironfounders, boiler, bridge, girder and gasholder makers).
  • Atlas Works, Oozells Street (Engine builders, hydraulic and general engineers, coppersmiths and ironfounders. Note: see also Atlas Engine Co and Duvallon and Lloyd
  • Hooper Street Works (waterworks engineers, boiler makers).

1885 Linde British Refrigeration Co acquired the goodwill of the refrigeration business of Thomas Piggott and Co of Birmingham. [2]

1892 Incorporated as a limited company.

1896/7 Directory: Advertiser. More detail [3]

1903 Supplied riveted steel water main, of 39 inch diameter, with Kimberley flanged joints, for the Pelton Wheel at Cwm Avon Works.

1914 General engineers. Specialities: gasholders, gas plants, large welded and riveted steel pipes, patent steel-pressed, steel and other tanks. [4]

1925 Joint company, Guest, Keen and Piggotts Ltd, was formed with Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds making and selling steel water pipe at GKN's Cardiff plant[5]

By 1930 was a subsidiary of Horseley Bridge and Engineering Co[6]

1933 The company was completely absorbed by Horseley Bridge and Engineering Co[7]; name changed to Horseley Bridge and Thomas Piggott.

1934 The Spring Hill works were closed[8]

1935 Guest, Keen and Piggotts closed.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engine Makers Vol 2 Compiled by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd, 2006
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Advertisers
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  5. The Times, Jun 27, 1925
  6. The Times, Jun 18, 1930
  7. The Times, Jul 19, 1933
  8. The Times, Jun 22, 1934