Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hick Hargreaves & Company, Bolton, Lancashire, 1961

The Book of Bolton.  Compiled, edited and published by Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd., Cheltenham and London, 1961.

Not many companies can boast "From beam engine to atomic power."  After 170 years in service (including having survived a bomb miss from a Zeppelin during World War I) the company was sold in 1968 and ended up being owned by the Germans who divested what was left of it.  

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