Contact Information Email: [email protected](Ron maintains the Cooper and Villiers engine registers, and would especially like to hear from anyone with engines not already registered) If anyone else out there would like to contribute information or pictures about Cooper, Sunbeam and allied companies please make contact on the link below Type K 2hp @ 550 rpm, S/N KA163378. This is most likely one of the last engines with the type shown separately from the serial number.
Note the type is also in front of the serial number as with later plates.
The latter arranged for Richard and his older brother William to go to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and they qualified in 18 respectively. Clark were born in New Hampshire in 1870, it is said that they first worked for J. Priest in Nashua, New Hampshire, the maker of horse clipping machinery.
1865 - William Farmer Coopers joins the company that became Wm Cooper & Nephews. They then went to the Brown & Sharpe Mfg Co of Providence, Rhode Island and received the best mechanical training available at that time. Timson joins Wm Coopers & Nephews as a clerk at the age of 15 1874 - Charles Timson aged 14; younger bother of Samuel joins the firm.
Type TB is in front of serial number, this type plate was used until 1948/50 when the last TBs were sold. 1813 - William Cooper born and at age of 20 in 1833 he was farming and practicing as a Farrier like his father and grandfather.
The Stover factory closed in early 1942, this type of engine were manufactured by Coopers from 1929 although some Stover built engines were imported up to 1936. In those days a farrier did not mean a shoe smith, but one who practiced has a horse doctor, a castrator and general practitioner in animal ailments.
They were now located in a new fire proof, six story and basement steel constructed building at ? I have a copy of an 1896 CFS Co catalogue for clipping machines all testimonials date from 1895.
142-144 Ontario St., where, with greatly increased floor space and modern facilities we are in a much better position to serve their customers than ever before. It is stated in the catalogue that the flexible shaft plant is the most complete for this work of any in the world; our coiling- mill situated on the line of the Chicago & Northwestern R.
Wm Cooper & Nephews in the USA were basically a marketing company of their sheep dip.When I originally started, I set the start date of 1902, the forming of Cooper Sheep Shearing Machinery Co, and end date to 1952 the change of name to Sunbeam Corporation.It has not been possible to stick to these dates because I feel that it is impossible to understand that origins of the company founded by William Cooper that started producing his sheep dip in 1843 and its growth in the second half of the 1800’s due to the nephews. in the 1890’s, sets the scene for William Cooper & Nephews involvement in the sale of shearing machinery in the USA in 1895 The first commercial mechanical shearing machinery was sold and installed by Wolseley in 1888.The Argentina Shearing Machine made by Ward & Payne in the UK was demonstrated in Wyoming in 1893, there were no further attempts to introduce shearing machinery into that country until William Cooper & Nephews became the Wolseley agent in the USA in 1895.Shearing machinery made by the Chicago Flexible Shaft Company was sold under the “Stewart” brand name, in Australia & New Zealand it was sold under the “Cooper” brand name.