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Edwin Mills and Son

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of Aspley Ironworks, Huddersfield.

1866 Previously William Mills

Previously known as Edwin Mills and Co.

1818 Company established.

1891 Advert. Ironfounders and engineers. [1]

1895 Advert. [2]

1914 Hydraulic Engineers, Brass and Iron Founders, Hydraulic Press and Machinery, Screw Press and Pump Makers etc. Specialities: Hydraulic high-pressure pumps and accumulators, hydraulic baling presses for cotton, wool and fibres. Employees 50 to 60. [3]

1917 Advert for power presses. [4]

1917 Advert. Hydraulic and screw presses for cloth finishers, shrinkers and manufacturers. [5]



Vertical steam engine and hydraulic pump at F. A. Lodge and Co, Stonebridge Mill, Leeds, photographed by George Watkins in 1975 [6]

George Watkins photographed an Edwin Mills & Co steam-driven hydraulic pump in a workshop at F. A. Lodge and Co., Stonebridge Mill, Leeds, in 1975. The 5-7 HP steam engine had a vertical cylinder with the crankshaft above, driving the pump via a pair of gears. The crankshaft also drove a pair of fast and loose pulleys and a flywheel. The gears could be disengaged, and the engine could drive the workshop lineshafts with or without the pump[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Post Office London Trades Directory
  2. 1895 Post Office London Directory
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p43
  5. 1917 Worrall's Yorkshire Textile Directory Advert p268
  6. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 1: Yorkshire'. Landmark Publishing Ltd., 2000
  7. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 1: Yorkshire'. Landmark Publishing Ltd., 2000