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Billington and  Newton, Brassfounders, Longport / T. M. Birkett, Brassfounders, Hanley

  • Charles Billington was born in Lancashire c.1836 - he eventually settled in Stoke-on-Trent and went into partnership with Newton.

  • Billington & Newton were established c.1870. The works were called the Vulcan Brass Foundry. (the Vulcan foundry may have been in existance before its ownership by Billington and Newton.

  • By 1881 the foundry employed 55 men. 

  • Birkett & Sons were established in Hanley 1882. 

  • Billington & Newton used an Acorn symbol as a trade mark. 

  • 1914 - Billington & Newton  - Metal manufacturers. Specialities: manganese bronze propellers and other castings in this alloy for motor work; compressed phosphor bronze, compressed bronze for motor gear. Employees 200. Whitakers Red Book - 1914.

  • At sometime the foundry moved to nearby Longbridge Hayes. 

  • By 1950 there were adverts for T. M. Birkett & Sons (Hanley) 'in association with' Billington & Newton (Longport). 

  • Birkett's used the trade name BIRSO

  • By 1957 the two companies had joined together to become T. M. Birket, Billington and Newton Ltd. They still operated the two foundries - in Hanley and Longport. 

  • In 1964 Eric Stanley White, Chief Metallurgist of Birkett, Billington & Newton was awarded the OBE.  



1876 advert for Billington & Newton at the Vulcan Brass Foundry
1876 advert for Billington & Newton at the Vulcan Brass Foundry

 


 

Billington and  Newton, Brassfounders, Longport
Billington and  Newton, Brassfounders, Longport

 

BILLINGTON

AND

NEWTON,

Brass founders,

STEAM, WATER,
AND SLIP TAP
MANUFACTURERS,

This Lubricator is more durable than any other now in the market and is much more convenient.
The top of the Lubricator is closed by a valve resting on a gun metal face, which will last much longer than the usual soft metal face.
The outlet is regulated by means of a small screw valve, which can be regulated to a greater nicety than the plug tap, and is therefore more economical.
Practical men will at once see from the engraving that this Lubricator is very superior to any at present before the public.

 

 

Billington and  Newton's Improved Gas Regulator
Billington and  Newton's Improved Gas Regulator

 

Billington and Newton's Improved Gas Regulator,

For the use of Churches, Chapels, Works, Shops, and Household requirements.

We have much pleasure in calling your attention to our improved Gas Governor, which we feel convinced will recommend itself to the Gas consuming public.

It is an acknowledged fact among Gas Engineers that 25 per cent, of the Gas paid for by the consumers is, by over pressure wasted at the burner. In proof of this, we need only to point out to you, that almost all Gas Companies put a separate Regulator to each Street Lamp.

We have been at considerable trouble, and have spared no expense in improving our Regulator, and believe that it is now, without doubt, the best in the market. Knowing that formerly the price charged for Gas Regulators has been such as to preclude small consumers from going to the first expense, we have made such a reduction in our price as to put them within the reach of the smallest consumer.

advert: Keates 1879 Gazetter and Directory of the Potteries and Newcastle


 

the original Billington and  Newton's Vulcan Works on the corner of Canal Street and Bradwell Street
the original Billington and  Newton's Vulcan Works on the corner of Canal Street and Bradwell Street
The Trent & Mersey Canal and Price and Kensington Top Bridge Works on in the right corner

Bing maps

 

1898 map showing (in red) Billington and  Newton's Vulcan Works
1898 map showing (in red) Billington and  Newton's Vulcan Works
later the foundry relocated to Longbridge Hayes on the other side of the railway line (shown in blue)


 

 

Canal Street, Longport

(Canal Bridge)

 

Billington and Newton, brassfounders, &c , and patent agents

Plant, Fredk., Westport Inn (B.H.)

 

Burslem Corporation Gas-works
Works manager
, Ed. Jones
Jones, Ed
ward, gasworks manager

 

Ramsden and Son, coopers, Longport Cooperage

 

  Here is Longbridge Hayes Road

 


from: 1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, Newcastle & District'

 


 Vulcan Works
 Vulcan Works

 

 the entrance to the Vulcan Works, on Canal Street
 the entrance to the Vulcan Works, on Canal Street

 

 the Vulcan Works from the bridge over the Trent & Mersey Canal
 the Vulcan Works from the bridge over the Trent & Mersey Canal

 

 


 

Billington and  Newton Ltd - Manganese Bronze manufacturers
Billington and  Newton Ltd - Manganese Bronze manufacturers
1914 advert

 


1943 advert for T. M. Birkett & Sons Ltd (Hanley)
1943 advert for T. M. Birkett & Sons Ltd (Hanley)

 


 

T M Birkett & Sons Ltd in association with Billington and  Newton Ltd
T M Birkett & Sons Ltd in association with Billington and  Newton Ltd 
1950 advert


 

T M Birkett & Sons Ltd in association with Billington and  Newton Ltd
T M Birkett & Sons Ltd in association with Billington and  Newton Ltd 
1954 advert


 

T M Birkett,  Billington and  Newton Ltd - 1960 advert
T M Birkett,  Billington and  Newton Ltd - 1960 advert

large non-ferrous and iron castings were made at the Longport foundry,
the centrifugal and chill cast rods and tubes were made at the Hanley foundry. 


 

T M Birkett,  Billington and  Newton Ltd. lorry
T M Birkett,  Billington and  Newton Ltd. lorry
- Hanley & Longport, Stoke-on-Trent -
with the trade name: BIRSO and the trade mark of an Acorn

photo: Richard Stanier

 


 


contents: 2011 adverts

 

 

Related pages 


1957 advert and article for Birkett, Billington & Newton


also see..

Longport: John Davenport & Longport - The creation of Longport (by the Trent & Mersey canal) between 1760-mid 19thC

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