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Ashbury, Sumner

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1883 Advert

Ashbury, Sumner & Co of Manchester

  • 1882 'A new engineering works has been opened in Manchester by Messrs. Ashbury, Sumner, and Co. for the manufacture of gas engines'[1]
  • Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1883 (Part 2) lists Ashbury, Sumner & Co as engineers & gas engine makers, hoist manufacturers and pump makers
  • 1883 Producing the Manchester Reversible Gas Engine (see advert). The engine had a number of advanced features, and was patented by HERBERT SUMNER, WILLIAM LEES, THOMAS ASHBURY and RICHARD W B SANDERSON [2]. Little is known about the company or its products, and the company did not feature in the 1886 Slater’s Directory.
  • 1883: T. Ashbury, H. Sumner, W. Lees, and R.W. B. Sanderson, Manchester: patent No. 1333 for Improvements in governor gear for gas engines.[3]
  • The office address was 28a Market St, the address being shared with Thomas Ashbury. Works address: 65 Sackville Street

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 25th November 1882
  2. [1] 1883 US Patent for the engine
  3. Lincolnshire Chronicle - Tuesday 27 March 1883