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Harts Hill Ironworks

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1938.

of Dudley (Brierley Hill)

1856? Installed a beam engine to drive a rolling mill. Cylinder 48" bore, 8 ft stroke. The engine was photographed by George Watkins in 1938 [1]. G Watkins considered that the maker may have been Holcroft and Co., or Perry [2]

1890 This was one of the Hingley family's partnerships - the other became N. Hingley and Sons[3].

1906 Company incorporated [4].

By c.1922 was owned by N. Hingley and Sons.

A hand-operated overhead crane by Holt and Willetts can be seen in a photograph of Harts Hill Ironworks taken by George Watkins in 1938 [5]

Connected with Edward Hill and Co and Hill and Smith of Brierley Hill Ironworks?

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Sources of Information

  1. Plate 135, 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 5' by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd
  2. 'The Steam Engine in Industry; Mining and the Metal Trades' by George Watkins. Moorland Publishing
  3. National Archives [1]
  4. The Times, Jun 29, 1948
  5. Plate 135, 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 5' by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd