Hydraulic Machine Tools - Tweddell's System

A complete hardback catalogue of machinery, dated 1896 and 1901

This is a rare small catalogue in a green hardback cover.

The Heritage Group are indebted to Robert Griffiths, of Chester, who kindly loaned this catalogue to us in 2018. It is from his collection of memorabilia about the Hydraulic Engineering Co. Chester (latterly, Chester Hydraulics).  Written in English only, it runs to some 138+ pages of descriptions and illustrations of Tweddell’s System Hydraulic Machine Tools and it was probably the forerunner of the production of 4 similar-sized softback Catalogues, Sections I-IV, that were subsequently printed to illustrate sections of the main catalogue (presumably on grounds of cost of printing and postage). We take this opportunity of reproducing all the illustrations of the 1896 catalogue.

A later 1901 edition of the catalogue was supplied by John Davis in 2019.  With the exception that the front cover is red and the inside cover_2 identifies the year (both reproduced above), all  remaining pages are identical to the 1891 version.

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Click on the hyperlink to see a portrait and read the papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell.

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