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Campbells and Hunter

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1884.Boiler Shell Drilling Machine.
1899. A Boiler Shell Drilling Machine.
1905. Double Column Borinf and Drilling Machine.
Radial arm drill at Armley Mill Museum
Radial arm drill. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.
Radial arm drill. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.

Campbells and Hunter of Dolphin Foundry, Leeds were makers of machine tools.

Was this the Dolphin Foundry once occupied by James Thompson?

c.1873 Founded by John William Campbell and John Hunter (1846-1911)

1897 Various boiler-making machines featured in 'The Engineer', 20th August 1897 (for plate bending, boiler end finishing, and a combined circular planing/slotting/drilling machine)

1911 Heavy duty drilling machine for boiler shells

1911 Machines for drilling marine boilers. [1]

1917 Advert for gear cutting and hobbing

1927 Advert for gears of all types

1938 Acquired by R. W. Crabtree and Sons.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'Machine Tools' by James Weir French, 1911
  • Machine Tools by James Weir French in 2 vols. Published 1911 by Gresham
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p157
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p69