Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,386 pages of information and 233,851 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Kinnersley and Co

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

of Kidsgrove

1870 'The Fatal Boiler Explosion in Stafford - The total number of deaths resulting from the boiler explosion at Messrs. Kemersley's ironworks, Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, is now increased to 11, and unfortunately other deaths are probable. The inquest was opened yesterday, when the boiler tenter said that the boiler was all right during Thursday night, and up to 10 minutes before the explosion. Other witnesses corroborated this statement. In cross-examination, it was elicited that the exploded boiler had been cleaned out weekly, the others being cleaned out every three weeks. At the last cleaning two youths went inside and they deposed that they perceived no defect. There had been frequent slight leakages, which were reported to the engine-man, who instructed the boiler-makers to repair the boiler. There had been more than one such repair this year. Once a new plate and new rivets had been put in. The inquest was adjourned.'[1]. Was Kemersely a misprint?

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Morning Post - Saturday 28 May 1870