Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Belliss and Seekings

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of Broad Street, Islington, Birmingham

1862 George Edward Belliss acquired the business of his employer R. Bach and Co at 13-14 Broad Street, Islington, Birmingham, and went into partnership with Joseph J. Seekings, as Belliss and Seekings.

1862 Advertised as successors to R. Bach and Co, 13-14 Broad St, manufacturers of high pressure fixed steam engines, travelling portable steam engines, contractors' locomotives, flour mills, circular saw benches, steam boilers[1]. Wrote a letter to a newspaper warning of damage to packages sent to 1862 Exhibition[2].

1862 Exhibition; vertical steam engine. Described as successors to R. Bach and Co. of Broad Street, Birmingham.

1866: Supplied 0-4-2WT locomotive Primus to Pike Brothers of Poole.

1866 Mr Seekings retired from the business which was renamed G. E. Belliss and Co, advertised as engineers and boiler makers, 13-14 Broad St, late Belliss and Seekings[3].

Mr Seekings subsequently moved to Gloucester, surviving for many years before dying c.1899, after which land he owned on corner of Hagley Road and Ladywood Road was sold; banks constructed on the site[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post, 6 March 1862
  2. Birmingham Daily Post, 28 March 1862
  3. Birmingham Daily Post, 19 April 1866
  4. Birmingham Daily Post, 18 January 1900