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De Winton and Co

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Waterwheel made by De Winton, at the National Slate Museum. This is 50' 5" diameter, and powered the Llanberis workshops
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April 1870.
1882.
1955.
1890.
1893.
1897.
1955. Locomotive Frame.
1870. Exhibit at the National Slate Museum.
1870. (Detail). Exhibit at the National Slate Museum.
1876. Exhibit at the National Slate Museum.
1876. (Detail). Exhibit at the National Slate Museum.

De Winton & Co of Union Works, Caernarfon (Caernarvon, Carnarvon) were manufacturers of marine and stationary engines, boilers, waterwheels, mining machinery and locomotives. At their peak they employed 300 persons.

1840s the company was founded by Owen Thomas.

1869 Horizontal single cylinder engine for telpher at Dorothea Quarry, Nantlle. Photographed by George Watkins in 1954.[1]

1894 Maker of the 'Simplex' Emergency Grip for Cranes and Winches. [2]

1902 The firm closed.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 4: Wales, Cheshire & Shropshire, by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd
  2. The Engineer 1894/10/12 p320
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816