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J. Campbell Evans

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J. Campbell Evans of Morden Iron Works at Greenwich.

1859 Soames and Evans of Morden Ironworks East Greenwich, Patent Double Cone Boiler.[1]

1859 Produced small steam cranes, described in a Paper by J C Evans[2]. The cranes had a single oscillating cylinder, and drive to the hoist drum was via grooved friction wheels. A hand lever was pushed down to engage the pair of friction wheels, and raised to disengage the wheels and then press the driven wheel against a brake block.

1863 Tendered for three locomotives for the Ffestiniog Railway but probably not successful [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1859 Advert
  2. [1]IMechE Proceedings 1859
  3. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816