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J. P. Almond

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J. P. Almond of North Shields

Shipbuilders. Example: 1860 tug J P Almond [1]

Small grasshopper engine at Shambler’s Wharf, Cowes, Isle of Wight [2]. The engine drove slipway haulage machinery at E. Cole and Sons Shambler’s Yard, running on compressed air when photographed by George Watkins in 1969. He recorded the output as about 8 - 10 HP. Cylinder 12" bore, 2' 3" stroke.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Tyne Tugs website
  2. [2] Photo of engine at Shamblers Wharf
  3. ‘Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 7: The South & South West, by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd