Notable Orders: 1890s (cont'd)

A further selection of orders received towards the turn of the century

This (ongoing) continuation page contains a précis of the more interesting orders received by the company during the period from 1894 onwards from a variety of clients, many of whom were overseas, with brief details of equipment supplied.

Ed: It should be noted that around mid 1894 it is suggested that Ralph Tweddell may have set up a limited company called Tweddell Systems Ltd. as all orders received from him refer to T.S Ltd. (see Other Notes).

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DateDescription of GoodsClientCountryOrder  No. Order Value £                 Source
09/01/18942 – New Leathers for Top Ram 7″ & 9″Shap Granite & Concrete Co.UK783D7338/10/1/8
29/01/1894One – 200 HP Tandem Gas EngineElliot Metals Co.UK9901170D7338/10/1/8
Feb 1894Two 200 IHP Gas Engines to be erected by the Co. on ground granted to them by the exhibition committee. The engines to work with Dowson gas and to be 150BHP max. Penalty for late delivery £2/day.Grand Ballon Co. represented by Council of Administration & Specially by Baron De Vinck & E. ThysBelgium7271300-00D7338/10/1/8
01/02/1894Wrought Iron Main Framing for Gantry of our No. 1 Dredger.Gloucester & Berkley CanalUK98769D7338/10/1/8
01/02/1894Wrought Iron End Framing for Gantry of our No. 1 Dredger.Gloucester & Berkley CanalUK98832D7338/10/1/8
20/02/18947 1/2 ton Independent Crane with chains complete, you to take out castings (steel) and other goods as we may be able to sell to you as much as possible of the value of the crane.Edgar Allen, Imperial Works, Tinsley, SheffieldUK1060277-00D7338/10/1/8
26/02/1894Hyd. Press for bending wheel spokes, axle guards, crown and wing pieces.Glos Rly. Carriage & Wagon Co., Glos.UK1042195-00D7338/10/1/8
14/03/1894One Tweddell stationary hydraulic rivetter, 6′ gap, 35 ton max. and 15 ton min., plus ancillary equipment.Chilean State RailwayChile1127255 -00D7338/10/1/8
April 1894One – 14 HP Gas engine £160, one – 3 HP Gas engine £72, one – stationary 8 BHP oil engine £150, one – 13 BHP portable oil engine £275.  Must be there by June 20th.  Oil engines entered for competition.Royal Show, CambridgeUK1199657-00D7338/10/1/8
June 1894 (ordered Feb)4 – Gas engines of 100BHP each and 1 – 50 BHP, specially designed for electric lighting, complete with all accessories.The Electricity and Joint Stock Co. CharleroiFrance1,855-00D7338/10/1/8
02/07/1894Hydraulic Bundling press for pressing scrap tin plates. About 24 tons force. (Ed: possibly one of the earliest scrap balers?).The Stannum Metal Co. UK75-00D7338/10/1/8
22/08/1894Hydraulic Press for making stone blocks.S N Allen (for South Wales Portland Cement Co.)UK1647420D7338/10/1/8
18/12/1894One Portable Rivetter No.5 (in stock) Gap 25″ x 15″ x 20Tons with compound hanger.Petersburg Metall FabrikRussia2143 T. S. Ltd. 270377D7338/10/1/8
28/12/1894One – 6′ Linoleum Press, as last supplied.Linoleum Manufacturing Co. Staines.UK2176D7338/10/1/8
02/01/1895One – repaired piston, one – new piston ring & man’s time.Exors of the late Mr P. Price  Tibberton Court, GloucesterUK2202D7338/10/1/8
02/01/1895Stove Pipe & repairs to stove at Institute.Mr James FieldingUK2203D7338/10/1/8
01/02/1895One 29″ Cylinder for 3rd. 6′ press (to replace burst one).Linoleum Manufacturing Co. Staines.UK2357D7338/10/1/8
05/03/1895Experimental  rivetting on Lawn MowerRansome, Sims & Jefferies.UK2492D7338/10/1/8


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