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Manufacturers Index - W. J. & T. Balmforth

W. J. & T. Balmforth
Clayton, near Manchester, England, U.K.
Manufacturer Class: Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Mar 3 2020 6:55PM by Jeff_Joslin
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Drawing of Balmforth steam hammer from 1853 patent—the only drawing of this firm's hammer that we can find.

In business by 1848, W. J. & T. Balmforth were making patent steam hammers at the Vulcan Iron Forge in Bradford / Clayton. The business—premises, machinery, patterns and patents— was put up for sale in January of 1856.

Information Sources

  • 1856-01-19 Sheffield and Rotherham Independent from Sheffield, England, has an for-sale ad for the Vulcan Iron Forge and all its equipment. "For further Particulars, apply to Messrs. Balmforth, Clayton, near Manchester".
  • We found this maker via patent records.
  • Grace's Guide entry for W. J. and T. Balmforth.