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AAL Arrow Aircraft (Leeds) Ltd Aviation/Military

Aircraft manufacturer from Yeadon that produced two prototypes in 1932 but failed to find orders and concentrated on component manufacture until 1951 
Works History

AB Andrew Barclay (Kilmarnock) Rail

Though based in Scotland this firm has a couple of connections to Leeds engine building, they built some Austerity 0-6-0ST's and were later taken over by Hunslet in the 1970s 
Works History

AE Avonside (Bristol) Rail

The original Avonside Engine Company was based in St Philips, Bristol, and founded in 1837 as Henry Stothert and Company. This firm had got into financial difficulties and was liquidated in the 1880s. A new company was formed using the Avonside name as the Avonside Locomotive Works, It ailed again in the 1930s and was one of the locomotive companies whos designs were taken over by Hunslet Engine Co. 
Works History

AK Alan Keef Rail

Builds a few replicas and rebuilt other locos 
Works History

ALR P.N. Lowe Rail

The late Peter Lowe rebuilt a number of engines at his Abbey Light Railway near to Kirkstall. 
Works History

APL Appleyard Road
Aviation/Military

Manufactured a few commercial vehicle bodies 
Works History

AT A.Taylor and Son

Metal working firm still going strong in Hunslet, operating in the former Mann works 
Works History

AVRO A V Roe (Avro) Aviation/Military

Plane manufacturer Avro were founded in Manchester in 1910. During the second world war they established a large "shadow factory" next to Yeadon Aerodrome (now Leeds Bradford Airport). 
Works History

AW Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd Rail
Road
Aviation/Military
Other Items

In 1847, the engineer William George Armstrong founded the Elswick works at Newcastle, to produce hydraulic machinery, cranes and bridges, soon to be followed by artillery, notably the Armstrong breech-loading gun, with which the British Army was re-equipped after the Crimean War. In 1882, it merged with the shipbuilding firm of Charles Mitchell to form Armstrong Mitchell & Company and at the time its works extended for over a mile (about 2 km) along the bank of the River Tyne. Armstrong Mitchell merged again with the engineering firm of Joseph Whitworth in 1897. The company expanded into the manufacture of cars and trucks in 1902, and created an "aerial department" in 1913, which became the Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft subsidiary in 1920.

In 1927, it merged with Vickers Limited to form Vickers-Armstrongs. 

Bar Barran Road

Built a few traction engines in 1865 
Works History

Barc Barclay (Kilmarnock) Rail

Though based in Scotland this firm has a connection to Leeds engine building as the firm was founded by Andrew Barclay. 
Works History

BASS Thornewill & Warham Rail
Other Items

Engineering business in Burton-on-Trent supplied engines mainly to the local breweries, four rebuilt by Hunslet 
Works History

BAW Babcock & Wilcox Rail
Other Items

Many Hunslet designed locomotives were built under licence in the workshops of Babcock & Wilcox located in Galindo (Vizcaya) quite a few parts were made by the Jack Lane works for these. 
Works History

Bram Bramley Engineering Crane

Crane builder 
Works History

Bray Bray & Waddington Crane

Built a few cranes in Leeds, 
Works History

CLAY Clayton, Sons and Co Other Items

Clayton, Son & Co Ltd had works on Pepper Road, the Moor End Works off Balm Road and the Dartmouth Works just off Dewsbury Road in the Hunslet area of Leeds. Key products were mill boilers, gas holders, water tanks and pipes, they also produced boilers for Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon Co, a member of the same group of companies. 
Works History

Day Day- Leeds Road

Job Day & Sons Ltd; produced a cycle-car between 1912 and 1924. 
Works History

Ganz Hunslet Ganz Rail
Other Items

Budapest company 51% owned by Hunslet 
Works History

GBAT Greenwood and Batley Rail
Road
Aviation/Military
Machine Tools

Often known as GREENBAT this company made all manner of machinery including a number of battery locomotives in their Albion Works in Armley 
Works History

HAB Hunslet-Barclay Rail

This is the name as later adopted by Andrew Barclay upon merger with Hunslet in Leeds. Many items carry a works number in the normal Hunslet range. 
Works History

HAF Hartley Arnoux and Fanning Rail
Other Items

Later merged into the Kerr Stewart company 
Works History

Jac Jackson Road

Built a few traction engines in 1869 
Works History

MANN Mann's Patent Steam Cart and Wagon Co Road
Other Items

Mann produced steam lorries in all shapes and sizes from their works on Pepper Lane in Hunslet 
Works History

SAP Smith & Parker Crane

Crane builder 
Works History

TandF Thomas and Foster Machine Tools

Heavy machine maker 
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TAY Taylor Rail

One locomotive in Howrah museum claims to be built by this maker in Leeds and is wrong. Further research has revealed the loco to have been made by Vulcan Foundry 3134/1915 as a 0-6-0CT for the East Bengal Railway as a pair (VF 3133/1915) used at Kanchrapura works. It now carries a spurious Indian Railway 3134 number and is preserved without the crane. 
Works History

Wigan Robert Daglish Rail

Made at least a couple of Blenkinsop locos by arrangement. They may have been built by Haigh Foundry also in Wigan. 
Works History