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Records of Daniel Adamson
Records of Daniel Adamson
1851-1945
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This material includes: lists of engineering drawings and plans 1851-1945, patents 1852-1907, letterbooks 1853-1903, catalogues 1869-1891.Place:/Dukinfield/Stockport/Cheshire/England
Title:
Records of Daniel Adamson
Date of work:
1851-1945
Reference number:
GB124.B.ADM
Level of description:
Fonds
Custodial history:
Daniel Adamson was born at Shildon, Couty Durham on 30 April 1820. He completed his apprenticeship under Timothy Hackworth, an engineer for Stockton & Darlington Railway, in 1841, qualifying as engineer and draughtsman. He became manager of Heaton Foundry in Stockport in 1850 and then in 1851 set up his own ironworks, Daniel Adamson & Co, at Newton Moor near Dukinfield. The company specialised in engine and boiler making; Manchester Boilers were built and exported worldwide. Between 1852 and 1888 Adamson had nineteen patents, mostly for improving the design and manufacture of boilers. Adamson was also a pioneer in the use of steel for boilers. Between 1872 and 1873 new, larger premises were built near Hyde Junction, on the southern edge of Dukinfield. Daniel Adamson died on 13 February 1890. Daniel Adamson & Co remained a family business until it was sold in 1964 to Acrow Engineers Ltd.
Source:
Received on 15 August 1977, accession number 213
Use restrictions:
Unrestricted
General notes:
Arrangement:This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/ or function. Within series, the items are arranged chronlogically
Record types:
COLLECTION
Language:
English
Record number:
7182606
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