Company timeline: 1890s

The first hydraulic press for concrete slabs and others.

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Date
Event
Significance
Source
1890Invention of the Fielding Patent air-pressure safety starter.Product newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
20/09/1890Fielding & Platt partially destroyed in a serious fire.Company newsGlos. Journal. Done’s Index D1025
04/12/1890Delivery of the first press for making hydraulically pressed concrete slabs. For Adamant Stone & Paving Co. Aberdeen.Product newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
28/02/1891Strike of some 40 unionists’ over ‘non-unionist’ taken on in foundry. Ceased work and were paid off.People newsGlos. Journal. Done’s Index D1032
1895Invention of the Fielding Patent graduated governing system.Product newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
1895Death of Ralph Hart Tweddell, aged 55.Product newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
1897Death of James Platt (joint founder), aged 63.Product newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
25/09/1897Lockout notices posted in connection with (national origin) strike about reduction in working hours.People newsGlos. Journal. Done’s Index D1090
1898Installation of travelling gantries at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.Product newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
1898Introduction of the first semi-diesel engine.Product newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
31/12/1898On 29th Dec.  A disasterous fire at Fielding & Platt works.Company newsGlos. Journal. Done’s Index D1104

 

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