Reference code(s): GB 0214 DSH
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Sheppard and Sons Ltd., engineers, Bridgend, records
Short Title: Sheppard and Sons Ltd., engineers, Bridgend, records
Creation date(s): 1856-1965
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.05 cubic metres (3 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Sheppard and Sons Ltd
Administrative/Biographical history: The Heavy Precision and General Engineers, Sheppard and Sons Ltd, of Bridgend, Glamorgan, which for many years specialized in colliery machinery, was originally started in a building adjoining the portion of Bridgend station that served the Llynfi and Ogmore railway, in 1865. Expansion of the business led to the erection of new works, in the northern part of Bridgend. For many years it had a successful career, producing colliery machinery for collieries throughout the world; it was acquired by R. S. Hayes Ltd, who expanded the undertaking into a flourishing concern.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of Sheppard and Sons Ltd., 1856-1965, includes: specifications produced for British Letters patent, 1856-1892; American specifications, patents and other papers, 1911-1960; Australian specifications, patents and other papers, 1916-1926; papers relating to the exploitation of patents, 1919-1923; certificates of renewal, 1923-1926; Austrian specifications, letters patent and other papers, 1922-1926; papers relating to the Czechoslovakian patents, 1920-1927; Dutch specifications, letters patent and other papers, 1919-1926; papers relating to the Japanese patents, 1921-1924; Mexican letters patent and other papers, 1916-1926; miscellaneous business files and correspondence, 1955-1965; share certificates book and account books, 1891-1965; and plans and diagrams, 1922.
Language/scripts of material: English, Dutch, German, Spanish and Japanese
System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: patent and related papers; miscellaneous business files and correspondence; share certificate book and account books; and plans and diagrams.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
Physical characteristics: Good to fair condition
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Information to be supplied.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for Sheppard and Sons Ltd., Engineers, Bridgend; Randall H.J., Bridgend - The story of A Market Town, (Newport, 1955).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: March 2004