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B. R. Rowland and Co

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February 1901. Morrin Climax Water Tube Boilers.
January 1902.
February 1903.
April 1903.
1927. Electrically driven dry-Grinding Machine.
1928. Electrically driven wet tool grinder.

B. R. Rowland & Co of Climax Boiler Works, Reddish, Manchester.

See Bartholomew Richmond Rowland

Makers of 'Climax' water tube boilers patented by Thomas F. Morrin of New Jersey, USA. These were vertical boilers, having a central water tube connected to and surrounded by loop-shaped projecting water tubes, all encased by a wrought iron shell lined with firebricks. The annular space formed the combustion chamber and flue. The boiler incorporated a feed heater and superheater[1]

1902 Supplied 'Climax' boilers to Oldham Corporation's new generating station. [2]

1911 Issued catalogue. Climax underfeed stoker.[3]

1911 Details on their Vertical Spindle Surface Grinder.[4]

1927 Supplied 28 double-ended dry grinding machines for New Zealand Railways [5].

1934 Universal Grinding Wheel Co acquired the whole capital of B. R. Rowland and Co, subsequently absorbed the assets and liquidated the company[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Steam Boiler Construction' by Walter S. Hutton, 5th edition, Crosby Lockwood & Co, 1921
  2. Manchester Evening News, 12 August 1902: report of crane accident at Oldham
  3. The Engineer 1911/07/21 p84
  4. The Engineer 1911/ 08/18 p188 & p319
  5. The Engineer 1927/06/17
  6. The Times, Mar 07, 1935