Lancaster & Tonge Ltd

Richard Christmas Fletcher Tonge, Engineer of Manchester; Richard Tonge of Manchester, a Merchant; Joseph Butterworth, Engineer of Lancaster works, Manager; and Harry Entwisle, Cashier of the Lancaster works; Richard Brutton, Chartered Accountant; Frederick Swallow, Merchant of Glasgow; Formed the company of Lancaster and Tonge Ltd on the 16 September 1895.

The company continues to trade as Lancaster and Tonge Ltd with a change of name to Molehill Investment Co Ltd in November 1970.