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C. Ross Of Sheffield

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In a old victorian factory in Cumbria we have a device looking like

weighing scales made of cast iron with C. Ross Sheffield marked on it.

But searching on internet brings no results.

Anyone know what or who C. Ross was? It may have to do with a weighbridge or it may have to do weighing out sacks.

Any help would be useful so thanks in advance. Regards Graham Fell

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RichardB

Charles Ross, Weighing machine maker, Heeley Bridge Works, London Road; office 84 Charles Street (1893)

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RichardB

Manufacturer of weighing machines, weigh bridges, steam hammers

Same address in 1911 and 1919

Charles Ross, Weighing machine maker, Heeley Bridge Works, London Road; office 84 Charles Street (1893)

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RichardB

oh, and Welcome to the site.

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RichardB

Think he started 1866, think his son was called Geroge, think I can't find that page again :blink:

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SteveHB

Will, July 1900.

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RichardB

12 ton machine, £455 in 1925

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RichardB

Weighbridges 1933

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RichardB

Established 1865.

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RichardB

Mr. Charles Ross, Sheffield, also exhibited several weighing machines suitable for weighing live cattle.

1892

Not much of a link

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SteveHB

London Road 1925.

477 Fidler Harold Ernest, tobcnst.

PUBLIC WEIGHING MACHINE.

481 Ross Charles Limited,

weighing machine & mortar mill manufacturers (Heeley Bridge Engineering works).

483 Wild Mrs. Alice, butcher.

Nearby, is a weighbridge at Sheaf Bank Business Park, Sheaf Bank, Heeley.

Link to Flash Earth

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RichardB

1905

I suspect I may be using a later version of t'internet ... possibly ;-)

Ross 1905.pdf

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Edmund

Never mind the Horrocks....

Their partnership was dissolved during 1879.

In 1877 the Highways Committee had approved the tender from Ross and Horrocks to supply and install a 20 ton railway wagon weighing machine at Woodside lane depot for £115,

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RichardB

Great find, adds well to the other stuff. Thank you.

Never mind the Horrocks....

Their partnership was dissolved during 1879.

In 1877 the Highways Committee had approved the tender from Ross and Horrocks to supply and install a 20 ton railway wagon weighing machine at Woodside lane depot for £115,

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Guest claver58

Can I just thank you all - seems to confirm that what we have is a weighing machine about 80-100 years old.

I am so impressed with what you have all found. We've found the scales in a building of an English heritage Ind. Museum so it is all fascinating.

Thanks

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Calvin72
On 11/12/2012 at 08:57, SteveHB said:

Will, July 1900.

 

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Just back from one of my regular walks in the General Cemetery where I unexpectedly found the grave of Charles Ross. I'm interested in him as his name appears all over Sheffield's pavements. The firm made coal hole covers, tramway features, and more. Strangely I've found only one drain cover of his (just off Thompson Road at the bottom of the Botanical Gardens) which is in the c.1900-10 style.

 

 

Charles Ross grave.jpeg

Charles Ross cover.jpeg

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