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Report - Atlas Engineering Works Manchester 11/15

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by bignickb, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. bignickb

    bignickb 28DL Regular User
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    During a drunken conversation with someone I will call T, I was informed of this site and during a boring sunday - decided to go have a look! It was a good decision apart from all the thorn bushes which would outdo any human security when it came to entry! Thankfully the old electric fence was off too (Are those things still legal?)

    History that I could gather:

    Edward G Herbert founded Rapidor in 1892 as a Machine tool makers and was based in the Atlas Engineering works in Levenshulme, Manchester!

    In 1920 the company went public and issued catalogues showing their latest products; Metal sawing machines! Other companies were taken on to represent the products; Inniss & Riddle in Birmingham and W.Crockatt & sons in Scotland.

    Testing and Balancing equipment was introduced using the name Olson and Lundgren as well as precision lathes.

    This continued on the site right up to the 1960.s

    Adjacent to it was the Atlas Mill which was home to Buffoline Gears and Hough Hoseason (Industrial chemists)

    In 2005 a large fire destroyed the mill and the Engineering works! The mill was demolished and you can still see the tiled floor next to the surviving Atlas works.

    Today, there is a large space that is overgrown, the only redeeming feature is a large silo tank stood amongst the thorn bushes!

    And what a fine collection of thorns there is! I got cut to ribbons and now call myself Mr Germoline! Inside, the main building is trashed but still a good mooch, another lost industry that Manchester once led the world with!

    The outside!


    Where the Mill was and side external! The floor is still tiled and nature came with avengeance!


    Don't drink it all at once! The brand name is linked to Shell chemicals!




    Gimme shelter?


    Old cabin, and the stench of motor oil!


    Other side and offices:


    Do you think they want this left on? Pikey Fryer!


    Control gear?


    Don't go into the light!!


    Upper internal:


    Offices! Sack the cleaner!




    Window on the workers:


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  2. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    Jan 15, 2013
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    Good stuff....enjoyed that report
  3. scotty markfour

    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    Jun 25, 2015
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    naughty but nice ! ...i too enjoyed that report
  4. Oxygen Thief

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    Doesn't seem to have changed since @Alley's report in 2011
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