A True Original
This week’s Throwback Thursday is from 1921 and shows a Beck & Pollitzer exhibition stand designed and built for C.A. Hunton & Sons. It featured among similar displays at the International Shipping, Engineering and Machinery Exhibition at Olympia, London.
C.A. Hunton & Sons was an engineering company founded by Charles Albert Hunton and his sons, Harold and Ronald, in 1911. Although they specialised in engineering equipment, such as punches, dies and shearing machines, Charles Hunton is also credited for creating ‘The Hunton’ in 1906 (pictured). The Hunton was an adjustable spanner ‘especially applicable for use with automobiles and machinery, whereby the movement can be effected with one hand’. This original piece of equipment was 6 inches long and grew in popularity from 1913.
Today, Beck & Pollitzer works with Original Equipment Manufacturers in a very different way—and on a much larger scale! Within the automotive sector, we have an established client list which includes top international manufacturers and OEMs, plus a wealth of machinery relocation and installation experience to suit every client’s needs.
Installation for London Underground
Expansion of the Jubilee Line at Canary Wharf, London Underground This week’s ThrowbackThursday shows a Beck & Pollitzer installation from 1993. In the early 90s, the London Underground gained permission to expand its service in the Canary Wha…
Presses installations – Evening Telegraph
Transportation and installation of series of print presses for the Evening Telegraph in the 1990s This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the 1990s and shows a Beck & Pollitzer installation for the Derby Evening Telegraph. The newspaper, which i…
Briggs Tank relocation
Briggs Tank relocation project completed in 1993 by a dedicated heavy haulage division of Beck & Pollitzer This ThrowbackThursday is from 1993 and shows the relocation of a Briggs Tank at the Yoxall Bridge in Staffordshire, UK. During the 80s,…
Windsor Castle 1990s
This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the 1990s and shows a team of Beck & Pollitzer vehicles at Windsor Castle. Our team was part of a large-scale restoration collaboration after the castle — one of the homes of Queen Elizabeth II — suffered …
Transporting a carriage, Brighton Belle train
Transporting a carriage from the famous ‘Brighton Belle’ train in 1976 Today’s #ThrowbackThursday is from 1976. It shows Beck & Pollitzer transporting the ‘Brighton Belle’, a UK train that ran from Victoria Station in London to Brighton on the…