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Elliott and Garrood

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Detail. Exhibit at the Museum of East Anglian Life.
1950. The monkey triple engine.
1950. Latest steam trawl winch.
1950. Steam capstan.
1950. Straight triple.


Elliott and Garrood of Ingate Ironworks, Beccles were makers of steam engines for marine use.

1872 William Elliott manufactured a small engine in three sizes.

1884 Company formed by the merger of the businesses of William Elliott (mechanical engineer) and William Garrood (an agricultural smith).

1885 The first E and G capstan supplied.

1890 Made a steam wagon.

1894 Had supplied 200 capstans by this date.

1897 The company had limited status.

1897 On the 4th March the first compound marine engine was fitted to a drifter named 'Constellation'.

???? Engine for Fishing vessel 'Pecheur, LT228' of Lowestoft.

Were well-known for their 'Monkey Triple' engine.

1948 Still making capstans.

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Sources of Information

  • Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  • Steam Engine Builders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1950 by The Augustine Steward Press