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HISTORY OF COLES


CHRONOLOGY

Dates with short notes on some of the significent events in the history of the Cole Crane Company.

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The links to the following PDF books will now take you to the download page of the new COLES CRANE HISTORY SITE where the book can be downloaded from.



HISTORY 100 YEARS

The history of Coles Cranes one of their own publications produced for their 100 year anniversary.

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COLES THE LAST YEARS

Picking up the story from the 1960s this tells of the sad end of the Coles empire. This is an updated story with alot more detail and in the form of an illustrated book in PDF format. This has been compiled with the more recent information obtained with the help of ex-employees.

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COLES COLOSSUS 6000

One crane that Coles built has a strong fascination for lovers of cranes was an oddity that probably should never have been built The Colossus 6000. Well after much detective work we have managed to put together a an a file about all the units built and managed to get photographs of all of them.

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HISTORY OF J S NEAL & Co

Neals were taken over by Coles 1959. Before that however Neals wer am mojor crane maker in their own right. This is their history from the 1920 untill closure in 1985 .

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F. TAYLOR and SONS (MANCHESTER) LIMITED

Founded in 1895 they grew to have factories at Pendleton and at Glazebury. Developing a different type of crane they were one of the first to introduce hydraulics. Taylor's were incorporated into Coles 1959.

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PICTURE HISTORY TIME LINE

A time line showing when certain models of the basic cranes were developed and introduced by Coles over the years.

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