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Galloway, Bowman and Co

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of Manchester

1790 Company founded by William Galloway, Senior who traded as a millwright in Lombard Street, Manchester [1]

1806 James Bowman joined the business and it was named Galloway and Bowman, Great Bridgewater street, trading as millwrights and engineers [2]

1818 John Galloway joined the company as apprentice.

1818-1821 The first waterworks in Columbia, South Carolina, built by Colonel Abram Blanding, 'began service in April 1821 using a 14 horsepower steam engine manufactured by James Bowman and William Galloway of Manchester, England to pump water to a wooden tank on Taylor's Hill. .... The beauty of the machinery and the permanent construction of the work is not to be excelled by any similar establishment in the United States. The greatest credit is due to the manufacturers, Messrs. Galloway and Bowman of Manchester, England, and to Mr. Johnson the engineer, whose ingenuity and attention to the erection of this beautiful establishment cannot be too highly extolled.'[3]

1820 William Glasgow joined the business and the name became Galloway, Bowman and Glasgow [4]

1820 Supplied a 25 HP engine for driving rice cleaning machinery at Cannonsboro' mill, Charleston Neck, USA[5]

1830 Supplied a 40 HP engine for sawing timber at T. Bennett's mill in the City of Charleston, USA[6]

A 28 HP steam engine by Bowman & Galloway was advertised for sale at a grist and cider mill in the Dursley area in 1840[7]


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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 13 February 1894
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 13 February 1894
  3. [1] Documentary History of American Water-works: Morris A. Pierce, 2016
  4. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 13 February 1894
  5. [2] 'Steam Engines: Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury' by United States Dept. of the Treasury, 1838, p.264
  6. [3] 'Steam Engines: Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury' by United States Dept. of the Treasury, 1838, p.242
  7. Gloucester Journal - Saturday 10 October 1840