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CLAY Clayton, Sons and Co Other Items

Clayton, Son & Co Ltd had works on Pepper Road, the Moor End Works off Balm Road and the Dartmouth Works just off Dewsbury Road in the Hunslet area of Leeds. Key products were mill boilers, gas holders, water tanks and pipes, they also produced boilers for Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon Co, a member of the same group of companies. 
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EBW EB Wilson Rail
Road
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EB Wilson's Railway Foundry produced locomotives for many of the early railway comapnies as well as a number of overseas orders including several important orders for Spain and India. Many of their locomotives were based on the popular Jenny Lind design. The company also experimented with marine engines and road steam. 
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FMJ Fenton, Murray and Jackson Rail
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Under this partnership steam locomotive manufacture returned to the Round Foundry. Locomotives were built for many early railways, the works built a number of the Great Western Firefly class including the first locomotive to haul Queen Victoria and the locomotive chosen for the gauge trials 
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FMW Fenton Murray and Wood Rail
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The Round Foundry was a pioneer not only for Leeds but for the world, producing the first succesful freight locos. They also produced fine stationary engines, experimented with steam ships. The core of their business was supplying machinery to the textile industry. After the death of Murray and Wood the firm became known as Fenton, Murray and Jackson 
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HD Hathorn Davey Other Items

This firm built large numbers of stationary engines primarily for pumping purposes in the former Sun Foundry on Dewsbury Road Leeds. They became part of Sulzer Pumps and moved to Manor Mill Lane. 
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HE Hunslet Engine Co Rail
Road
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One of the best known of the Leeds firms having produced many notable designs such as the Austerity 0-6-0STs and the Quarry Hunslets, this company's varied products were supplied all over the world. Parts were also supplied to other builders including gear boxes to BR Swindon for the class 14 0-6-0DH locos. Babcock and Wilcox built a few Hunslet locomotives in Spain under licence. 
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HUD Robert Hudson Rail
Road
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Most of Hudsons locomotive orders were subcontracted to Hunslet, Hudswell or outside Leeds though they produced some locomotives in house in their Gildersome Foundry. The bulk of their manufacturing business was supplying light railway equipment, track, wagons, etc.

Some items were bought second hand (quite a lot after the first war), sold onto new homes or hired out and these were not necessarily built in Leeds. 
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JF John Fowler Rail
Road
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Located in the Steam Plough Works they were pioneers of the agricultural uses for steam power. They went on to apply steam to road haulage, road construction, fairground use and built a number of locomotives. The firm also branched out in to power generation and rope winding engines amongst other things. 
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JHM J and H Mclaren Rail
Road
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Primarily a manufacturer of traction engines, stationary engines and diesel engines this firm also made two or three locomotives based on their traction engine designs. 
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JW Joseph Whitham Road
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The Whitham family engineering business was first established in 1794 by John Whitham. 
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KFO Kirkstall Forge Crane
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The firm was founded as Beecroft & Butler 

LFO Leeds Forge Rail
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The Leeds Forge supplied railway wagons and other items for many years. 
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MANN Mann's Patent Steam Cart and Wagon Co Road
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Mann produced steam lorries in all shapes and sizes from their works on Pepper Lane in Hunslet 
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MBIW Monk Bridge Iron Works Other Items

Many components were made here for the loco builders. 
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MW Manning Wardle Rail
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The Boyne loco works practically rose from the ashes of E.B.wilson and continued to turn out their designs of small contractor locomotives as well as plenty of narrow gauge locos and a few unusual orders 
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PK Pickersgill-Kaye Other Items

With roots in making oil cans in Horsforth the company now supply specialist locks for the rail, architectural, high security and custodial industries. Pickersgill-Kaye is also been involved in supplying components to railway rolling stock manufacturers across the world. 
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SP Sulzer Pumps Other Items

Having taken over Hathorn Davey and their Sun Foundry on Dewsbury road this firm continue to have a presence in Leeds but at their more modern Manor Mill Lane facility. 
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SUN Carret and Marshall Rail
Road
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The Sun Foundry on Dewsbury Road was one of a few works set up by Charles Todd, it built fairly few locomotives, though one of them was the first to run in South Africs. They went in to building steam powered pumps and after a few changes of ownership became part of the Sulzer group 
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TG Thomas Green Rail
Road
Crane
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Thomas Green began as a big manufacturer of lawnmowers, they diversified somewhat in to producing steam rollers, tram engines and locomotives in their Smithfield Works on North Street 
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TO Turner and Ogden Rail
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A short lived early manufacturer who had begun locomotive and stationary engine production at their Providence Foundry on Hunslet Lane in 1839 but were devastated by a fire at the works. 
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TW Tannett, Walker & Co Crane
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Crane builder 
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WC Walsh and Clark Road
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Built a few plough/tractors in Guiseley 1910-1919. Also a few oil engines. 
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WCC William Cook Cast Products Other Items

The rail division of this company is situated in Leeds and has made components for anything from a replica LNER class A1 to the high speed Pendolino and TGV trains. 
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Y Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon Co Rail
Road
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This company produced quite distinctive steam lorries with their patented double ended boiler in their works on Pepper Road Hunslet. They dabbled with internal combustion engines and produced specialist bodies for commercial vehicles such as the gully emptiers that featured on some of their own steam wagons. The last steam wagon left the works in 1931 but the Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon Co name was retained for a further 40 years 
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