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of Ryland Street Works, Birmingham
1856 Established as John Williams.
1887 Harry William Young joined with his brother (David Thomas Young) in purchasing the businesses of John Williams, of Ryland street, Birmingham, and of W. Eades and Co., of St. Peter's place, to form the present firm.
1892 Patent a hydraulic bolt forcer
1909 Harry Young died
1913 Mr. D. T. Young, J.P. was the sole proprietor
By 1951 had adopted the current name
1951 Advert. Locomotive jacks, chain and pulley blocks, crab winches, wall hoists and other equipment.
1960 Advert. Makers of hydraulic tools, presses and jacks. Screw lifting jacks, crab winches, chain pulley blocks, travel chain blocks etc.