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of Dudley

Stationary engines.

c.1860? Single cylinder beam engines at the Oldbury brickworks of J. T. Price and Co.[1]

Passing of Mr. T. W. Clements, Jun., of Dudley.
The death occurred, on Thursday of last week, of a very well known and highly respected Dudley business man, in the person of Mr. Thomas William Clements jun., of 5, Norman street, Dudley.
Mr. Clements, who was 59 years of age four days prior to his death. had been ill for a long time.
He was a native of Dudley, being a son of Mr Thomas Clements, who is now eighty-eight, and who was the founder of the firm of Clements Bros., Ltd.. engineers, Red Hill, Dudley. When he left school, Mr. Clements, jun., went to work at Castle Mill, Dudley, but after serving his apprenticeship he commenced to work for his father, and although he was subsequently employed by Messrs. Kay and Co., cement makers, of Rugby, he again returned to his father's works.
In 1914 he and his brother, Mr George Clements, took control, Mr. Clements, sen., retiring from work, but still retaining the position of chairman of the company.
With his brother, the deceased gentleman founded the Priory Motor Co. in New St., Dudley, and when the firm was taken over by Whittingham and Co. Ltd., Mr. Clements became a director of the latter company, and retained the poition up to the time of his death. ......'[2]

Sources of Information

  1. Plate 159, 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 6: The South Midlands', by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd
  2. Dudley Chronicle - Thursday 14 April 1932