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Hamilton Woods and Co

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April 1870.
June 1872.
1874 Horizontal steam engine
Large valve, c.1885, on sewage pump air cushion vessel at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station……
.... bearing the maker's name and location

of Liver Foundry, Salford.

Business established by Mr Hamilton Woods

Liver Iron Foundry was located on the banks of the River Irwell, 300 yards south of Regent Bridge. The foundry was in close proximity to other noted Salford factories, namely Irwell Rubber Works, Gresham and Craven, Sunnyside Mills, Hulse and Co., while on the opposite bank of the Irwell, in Hulme, were Dacca Mills and St George’s Foundry.

1869 Horizontal steam engines with variable expansion gear. Their first engine of that type was made in 1869 to drive the machinery at the workshops of the Tasmanian Railways. Another was made for Wright, Turner and Sons' Mill in Pendleton [1]

1881 Supplied 30 HP marine engines for the SS Ashurst, an iron screw steamer, 94 feet long, 17 feet broad, and 9 ft 7" feet deep, built in London by Edwards and Symes in July, 1881. It foundered in a gale in the Bristol Channel while on a voyage from Bristol to Lowestoft in 1888. [2]

Makers of valves and heat exchangers

1952 Listed as makers of valves, hydrants and fittings in 1952 B.E.A. Members' Handbook

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Engineering' magazine, 1st May 1874
  2. 'Dundee Courier - Saturday 18th February 1888'