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Builder Products Notes
B
Berry Henry Berry Crane

Mainly a builder of hydraulic machinery at Croydon Works in Hunslet. 
Works History

Bfth William Balmforth / Balmforth Bros Rail
Crane

The Balmforth family were partners with the Smiths and Booths that went on to form the famous Rodley crane makers. After these partnerships broke up William Balmforth formed the Peel Ings Foundry. The works produced steam cranes, though not to the extent their former partners enjoyed. A small number of locos were also produce before the firm crashed in 1916 
Works History

Bi John Bingley Rail

John Bingley of Harper Street built one loco for the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway in 1840 as a sub contract for Fenton, Murray and Jackson. 
Works History

BJ Benjamin Johnson Crane

Crane maker at Mill Lane Bramley, possibly also connected to Isles. 
Works History

BPL Braime Pressings Ltd

Metal working firm still going strong in Hunslet 
Works History

Bram Bramley Engineering Crane

Crane builder 
Works History

Bray Bray & Waddington Crane

Built a few cranes in Leeds, 
Works History

BUT Samuel Butler and Co Crane

Builder of cranes in Stanningley. 
Works History

CCB Clyde Crane and Booth Crane

Formed when Booth's merged with a crane builder in Clydeside. 
Works History

EBW EB Wilson Rail
Road
Other Items

EB Wilson's Railway Foundry produced locomotives for many of the early railway comapnies as well as a number of overseas orders including several important orders for Spain and India. Many of their locomotives were based on the popular Jenny Lind design. The company also experimented with marine engines and road steam. 
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

JB Joseph Booth and Bros Rail
Crane

Primarily a crane manufacturer Booths also produced a small number of electric mine locos under the 'Union' brand in their Union Foundry at Rodley. 
Works History

Jbu Joshua Buckton Machine Tools

Manufacturer of machine tools at Wellhouse Foundry 
Works History

JBUT John Butler & Co Crane

Crane builder 
Works History

MBIW Monk Bridge Iron Works Other Items

Many components were made here for the loco builders. 
Works History

RB Blackburn Aviation Road
Aviation/Military

Aviation manufacturing commenced on Balm Road at Hunslet not far from the Middleton Railway. Between the wars built a few road vehicles. 
Works History

SBT Smith, Beacock and Tannett Crane
Machine Tools

Manufacturer of machine tools that took over the former Round Foundry, they became part of the Greenwood and Batley Group. 
Works History

Wbo Wellman Booth Crane

Formed of a series of mergers including Leeds firms Joseph Booth and Thomas Smith, this firm are still producing cranes. Design work takes place in Yeadon but production is in Gateshead. 
Works History

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