Tilghmans Patent Sand Blast Co
of Broadheath, Altrincham, near Manchester, and Sheffield, makers of air-compressing and sand-blast machinery.
of Bellefield Works, Fawcett Street, Sheffield. 
1872 Company established.
1874 Incorporated as a Limited Company.
1894 Sand Blast Apparatus. Article in 'The Engineer'. 
1894 Antwerp Exhibition. Awarded Silver Medal for Machinery and Machine Tools. 
1896 Acquired the neighbouring Broadheath business of George Richards and Co; the 2 business continued to be operated separately but sharing a foundry.
1914 Manufacturers of Sand Blast Apparatus and Air Compressors. Employees 700 to 800. 
1937 Manufacturers of sand blast apparatus and air compressors. 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
c.1952 Renamed as Tilghman's Ltd
See also Tilghman Wheelabrator.
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1884/05/02
- The Engineer of 6th April 1894 p281
- The Engineer of 2nd November 1894 p387
- 1914 Whitakers Red Book
- 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries