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Vaughan and Son of Royal Ironworks, West Gorton, Manchester.
Previously Vaughan and Stubbs
1885 Started making overhead cranes.
1886 William H. Vaughan listed as engineer, &c (Vaughan & Son). Vaughan & Son listed as engineers and sole proprietors of Vaughan and Stubbs self-acting water ejector, steam trap and wrought iron pulley makers and millwrights, Royal Iron Works, West Gorton 
1888 Fly Rope Travelling Crane. 
1891 12-ton overhead crane with 71 ft 6 in span for Woolwich Arsenal, powered by wall-mounted square lineshaft. In the same report, reference is made to a rope-driven crane being built for Fleming and Ferguson, Paisley, with a span of 60 ft and a capacity of 50 tons.
1895 William Henry Vaughan listed as engineer (Vaughan & Son), Lindum Lodge, 30 Brook Road, Fallowfield 
1900 Issued article about the development and construction of electric and other travelling cranes based on their work in this field. 
1911 Large electric capstans for ship warping service. 
1915 Name changed to Vaughan Crane Co