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Burton-on-Trent Iron Works

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1847 Stationary steam engine with Howe's ('Stephenson') link motion at Kelham Island Museum
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of Burton-on-Trent

1842 Advert: 'CHEAP STEAM ENGINES. HIGH PRESSURE STEAM ENGINES, on an improved and simple principle, may be obtained at Burton-on-Trent Iron Works, at the following prices:-
Five-horse power for a fixture, boiler included - £75
Five-horse power for travelling, ditto - £100
Ten-horse power for a fixture, ditto - £140
Ten-horse power for travelling, ditto - £180
Any further particulars may be obtained by letter, addressed to Mr. Thornewill, Burton-on-Trent.'[1]

Note: 'Mr. Thornewill was probably Robert Thornewill.

Kelham Island Museum has a horizontal engine on display which is a very early example of an engine with Howe's ('Stephenson') link motion. See photographs. It was built for the Clay Cross Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 26 October 1842