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Harvey Engineering Co

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Steam engine and gear train at site of sugar mill in Funchal
Another view of the steam engine at site of sugar mill in Funchal
1913. Installed at A. and P. Bird, weaving factory.
2017. Found at Beau Champ Sugar Factory in Mauritius.
2017. Detail of engine at Beau Champ Sugar Factory in Mauritius.
2017. Detail of engine at Beau Champ Sugar Factory in Mauritius.
2017. Detail of engine at Beau Champ Sugar Factory in Mauritius.
2017. Detail of engine at Beau Champ Sugar Factory in Mauritius.
2017. Beau Champ Sugar Factory in Mauritius.
2017. Detail of engine at Beau Champ Sugar Factory in Mauritius.

of Glasgow.

Engineers, manufacturing stationary steam engines and sugar mill equipment, specialising in Harvey's patented design of evaporator.

c.1880 On Robert Harvey, Senior's retirement, his son Robert took over and developed the business of Robert Harvey and Co

1888 Harvey joined with Sir William McOnie to form McOnie Harvey and Co

1905 McOnie Harvey and Co became Harvey Engineering Company Ltd, makers of sugar machinery and erection of central sugar factories, with a high reputation in all sugar-producing countries. Mr. Harvey was for many years managing director and chairman.

1907: Supplied a steam engine and gear train for driving sugar cane crushing mill at the William Hinton sugar factory in Funchal, Madeira. This machinery, and the mill chimney, are all that remains of the large sugar mill in the centre of Funchal. See photos. The site is now a garden, the Jardim de Santa Luzia, alongside the Rua 31 De Janeiro, ½ mile from Funchal marina. Easily found using the chimney as a landmark.

1913 Image - Williams Connecting Rod System, patented by H. Williams the Manager of Harvey Engineering Co.[1]

1936 The company was in voluntary liquidation[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1913/12/12
  2. The Edinburgh Gazette 29 December 1936