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Eddington and Steevenson

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1950. Tandem Compound traction engine.


New Street Ironworks, Chelmsford.

1877 Made parts for the T. C. Darby digger.

1880 Existed as W. and S. Eddington with the partners being Silvanus Eddington (for the engineering) and William Eddington (on the works side).

1881 Employing 40 men. [1]

c1886 Joined by Steevenson and the firm became Eddington and Steevenson.

1886 Showed a traction engine at the Smithfield Show.

1881 Showed an engine at the Smithfield Show.

1888 Showed a new traction engine with fittings to adapt to a steam roller in less than one hour, at the RASE Nottingham. [2]

1889 Traction engine with novel valve gear shown at the RASE at Windsor. [3]

c1890 The partnership was dissolved and Steevenson joined T. C. Darby.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. The Leeds Mercury, Saturday, July 7, 1888
  3. The Engineer of 28th June 1889 p545
  • Steam Engine Builders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1950 by The Augustine Steward Press