Historic steam crane

[Made In Leeds]

Isles Crane

 

Historical note: Job Isles worked at Thomas Smith until 1864, but by 1869 he had set up his own firm in Farsley, and had then moved this to the Prospect Foundry in Stanningley by 1872. The firm ceased making cranes in 1928, and very few of their cranes have survived.

Built Probably in the late 1890s or early 1900s by Job Isles Ltd., at Stanningley near Leeds
Load capacity An early catalogue lists it as a 5 ton design, but 2 tons would be a more realistic figure
Jib length 20' (approx 6.1 metres)
Previously worked Various local firms, finishing at Clayton Son & Co. Ltd
Entered collection Donated by Clayton, Son & Co Ltd. in 1983, when their Dartmouth Yard closed
Current status Displayed as a static exhibit

 

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