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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

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

BE Brush Electric Rail

Brush (Loughborough) was previously known as the Falcon works and they built a few Leeds trams as sub-contractors. 
Works History

Berlin Johann Friedrich Krigar Rail

Made a few Blenkinsop type of locos 
Works History

Berry Henry Berry Crane

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

BFC Bundaberg Foundry Co Ltd Rail

Fowler and Hunslet designed products built in Australia. 
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
Other Items

John Bingley of 25 Harper Street built one loco for the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway in 1840 as a sub contract for Fenton, Murray and Jackson. Looking at the historic maps the works was situated where the Leeds outside market is today near to the bus station. From the details located in "Directory of Leeds" for the entries until 1870 Bingley made boilers, engines and mill machinery. 
Works History

BJ Benjamin Johnson Crane

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

BLW Baldwin Locomotive Works Rail

Famous USA locomotive builder. 
Works History

BP Beyer Peacock Rail

Built a few Kitson Meyer locomotives in 1913 
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

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

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. This was acquired by Craven Bros in 1928 who had also been bought in 1919 by John Brown & Co. 
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

WB W G Bagnall (Stafford) Rail

Built some Austerity 0-6-0ST's for the history please read Bagnalls of Stafford by Allan C Baker & TD Allen Civil. ISBN978 0 9544546 2 3 
Works History

WBC William Beardmore Rail
Road
Aviation/Military
Other Items

An attempt was made during the 1920s to diversify into the manufacture of railway locomotives at Dalmuir. Beardmore's locomotive production was small compared with the established competition. 
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