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George Fletcher and Co

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1895.
1902.
1905 Sugar cane crushing machinery for Demerara
1905 Steam engine for sugar cane crushing machinery for Demerara
1906.
1906. five-Roller Sugar Cane Crushing Mill.
Taken in Mt St George, Tobago. West Indies
Taken in Mt St George, Tobago. West Indies
Taken in Mt St George, Tobago. West Indies
Taken in Mt St George, Tobago. West Indies
River Antoine Estate. Seen in Grenada in the Caribbean.
River Antoine Estate. Seen in Grenada in the Caribbean.
River Antoine Estate. Seen in Grenada in the Caribbean.
River Antoine Estate. Seen in Grenada in the Caribbean.
River Antoine Estate. Seen in Grenada in the Caribbean.
River Antoine Estate. Seen in Grenada in the Caribbean.
Seen in Barbados.
Seen in Barbados.
2016 Seen in St Nicholas Abbey (rum factory), Barbados.
c.1850 Grasshopper engine at The Silk Mill
c.1880 George Fletcher steam pump at The Silk Mill
Betty's Hope, Antigua
Betty's Hope, Antigua
Sugar Mill still in full operation in 2018 in Grenada.

Maker of sugar processing machinery, of Masson Works, Derby and 21 Mincing Lane, London EC

1838 Company founded by George Fletcher. He established a small factory at 38 Gloucester Street, Oakley Street, Lambeth. This backed onto the works of Maudslay, Sons and Field.

1847 Moved to Farnham Place, Borough, Southwark

1861 Employing 100 persons.[1]

1863 London production moved to 42 Betts Street, Stepney

1863 Work started on building a much larger factory, Masson Works, in Derby

1861? Engine for Sutton Marsh Drainage, Halvergate Station, Norfolk. Boiler by J. Walley [2]

1871 Employing 34 persons.[3]

1879 London production moved from Betts Street to Poplar Iron Works

1909 Private company.

1913 Large increase in work for Fletcher-Edwards and the coal machinery division, including Capell ventilation fans[4]

1914 Supplied plant for extension of sugar factory in Brazil, which included Fletcher-Edwards air pump for the condensing plant[5]

1914 Engineers, Ironfounders, Millwrights, Boilermakers, Manufacturers of all kinds of Machinery for Sugar Factories and Refineries, Distilleries, Collieries and Mines, Breweries. [6]

1956 Acquired by Booker Brothers, McConnell and Co

1961 Engineers and iron founders, specialising in sugar machinery and colliery plant. 450 employees. [7]

1962 Became Fletcher and Stewart, sugar machinery manufacturers of Derby, following the merger with Duncan Stewart and Co under the ownership of Booker Bros.

Examples of Products

c.1850 Grasshopper engine at The Silk Mill (Derby’s Industrial Museum). Originally at George Fletcher’s workshop in London, then moved to his Masson Works in Litchurch Lane, Derby in 1863, where it worked until 1911.

1905 Sugar cane processing machinery for Demerara.[8]

1920 Filter machinery to remove Paraffin Wax from Petroleum. They are the designers of this equipment. [9]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. The Steam Engine in Industry by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978. ISBN 0-903485-65-6
  3. 1871 Census
  4. The Times, Jan 28, 1914
  5. The Times, Jan 28, 1914
  6. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  7. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  8. The Engineer 1906/01/12
  9. The Engineer 1920/01/30 p121
  • Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  • The Bitter with the Sweet - The history of Fletcher and Stewart 1838 - 1988 by Alison Turton and Michael Moss, Fletcher and Stewart Ltd, 1988