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William Wadsworth and Sons

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of Bolton

1864 Company founded.

1912 Public company.

1917 Advert for Lifts and hoisting miscellanea.[1]

1919 Advert for Lifts, Transporters, Hoists and Cranes. 'For 30 years we have specialised . . .'[2]

1961 Manufacturers of lifts and transporters. 450 employees.[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. * Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p192
  2. * Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p237
  3. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE