J. Blakeborough and Sons
J. Blakeborough and Sons Ltd. of Brighouse, Yorkshire.
1828 Company founded.
1875 Patented a Fire Hydrant.
1917 Private company.
1926 What was said to be the largest regulating valve ever made by any engineering firm in the world recently arrived at Durban from England. It was made by this company and was brought out for the new Shongweni Waterworks.
1928 Company made public.
1940 Advert. Piston sleeve valves
1945 Advert. Stop valves
1960 Advert. Valves
1961 Iron and brass founders, hydraulic engineers and valve makers. Contractors to H.M. Government. 1,300 employees.
1970s A member of the Hopkinsons Holdings Group of Companies.
Drain cover in Lancaster Gate, London seen in 2007
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1875/05/14
- The Engineer 1921/11/18
- The Engineer 1926/03/12
- * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
- Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p156
- Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p190
- Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p190