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Gas and chemical engineers and contractors, of Huddersfield.
Gas engine. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum.
1850 Company founded.
1910 Private company.
1914 Engineers. Specialities: apparatus for the purification of gas; roofs, bridges etc.; chemical plant. Employees 300 to 500. 
1947 Acquired majority of shares in private company B. Thornton Ltd (incorporated 1939) makers of plant for the coke oven works, iron and steel industry, equipment for rolling mills and chemical works; acquired a majority of the ordinary shares in Schofield and Taylor Ltd, (incorporated 1911), makers of plant for the coke oven works, iron and steel industry and the textile industry, equipment for rolling mills and chemical works.
1949 B. H. D. Engineers was formed as a public company to acquire Bryan Donkin Co and W. C. Holmes and Co, to carry on business as mechanical, chemical and gasworks plant engineers and ironfounders.
1961 Gas and chemical engineers, dust collection and control plant. 630 employees. 
1961 Connersville-type meters were distributed in the UK by the W C Holmes company