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Haskin Wood Vulcanizing Co

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Haskin works at Millwall
Pressure vessels for treating timber
Pairs of compressors and circulators
Air circulating engine

Of the Isle of Dogs, Millwall, London

  • Mr S E Haskin of the USA invented a process for preserving timber by holding it for several hours in vessels pressurised with air at 200 psi at up to 400 degrees F. He specified the requirements for the works at Millwall. The vessels were 6' 6" diameter and 120 feet long. ‘All the machinery from first to last has been supplied by Messrs Galloway’. (See Galloways). The main items were the large pressure vessels, two steam-driven compressors, two air circulating engines, and three Lancashire boilers.[1]
  • The former Samuda Brothers shipyard was occupied by the Haskin Wood Vulcanizing Company until c1912–13, when the lease of the premises reverted to the landlord. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. ‘The Engineer’ 28th January 1898
  2. [1]British History Online: Cubitt Town webpage