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W. H. Baxter

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1903. Combined Shaping and Boring Machine.
1915. Stone Breakers.
Company commemorative ashtray.

W. H. Baxter and Co of Albion Street, Leeds. (1886).[1]

W. H. Baxter Ltd, engineer of Gelderd Road, Leeds (1914)

1878 Company established by William Henry Baxter

1881 Exhibitor at the Royal Agricultural Show at Derby.[2]

1898 Incorporated as a limited company.

1903 Introduced a combined shaping and boring machine. This comprised a shaping machine with an extended bed, and an extra table equipped with a boring bar driven from the shaper drive system. Intended for machining bearings brasses, etc.[3]

1914 Engineers. Specialities: stone-breaking, ore crushing, screening and elevating, sand washing, stone tar coating, granulating and crushing machinery and concrete mixers. [4]

1954 Mention of David Nash as a director.[5]

1955 Large order received for stone-breaking machines for India. Edward Nash is chairman.[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1886/01/08
  2. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 12 July 1881
  3. Engineering 1903/12/18
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  5. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 23 September 1954
  6. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 09 July 1955