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J. Sagar & Co.
Canal Works, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, U.K.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

Last Modified: Feb 3 2013 1:00PM by joelr4
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J. Sagar & Co. Factory ca 1916


Established at Stone Dam Mills by Joe and Donald Sagar in 1875. An advertisement in the Halifax Guardian for the business in 1875 announced

To Iron and Brass Founders, Boiler Makers, &c J. SAGAR & Company IRON MERCHANTS Supply Middlesbro, Scotch and Hematite Pig Iron Cleveland & Staffordshire Boiler and Tank Plates Boiler Rivets, Bar Iron, Copper, &c &c Quotations arranged on application to Office 10 Causeway, Halifax.

In 1903 Donald Sagar was one of the first people to be granted a car registration and a motor drivers licence. During World War I, the company produced a machine for shaping propellers. The business later moved to Canal Works, Water Lane, Halifax. The Son of Donald Sagar, Joseph Sagar was killed in an Aeroplane Crash in 1922 over France, sadly the Strasbourg to Paris air express crashed into the Gorge de Saverne as he was returning from the motor races in Strasbourg. In 1954, they were listed as Sagar (Developments) Limited and took over the Firm of Bursgreen who also made woodworking machinery, The pattern shop and foundry at Canal Works closed in 1958.

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