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Kittoe and Brotherhood

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1867. Kittoe and Brotherhood beam engine at Coldharbour Mill
1867. Exhibit at Coldharbour Mill
1868 'Paragon' steam engine
1869. Apparatus for Sinking Screw Piles by Steam Power.
1869. Apparatus for Sinking Screw Piles.
1869. Apparatus for Sinking Screw Piles.

of London

Maker of stationary engines. [1]

Formerly William Fox.

1864 A New Steam Pump, intended as a boiler feeder, has been perfected at Messrs. Kittoe and Jackson of Clerkenwell. Although a very small size it throws 600 gallons an hour.[2]

1867 Peter Brotherhood started in business on his own account. At the outset he was a partner in the engineering works at Compton Street, Goswell Road, London with G. D. Kittoe.

1868 6 HP low-cost Paragon steam engine of very simple design, having a trunk-type piston arrangement (i.e. no crosshead), yet fully enclosed to be double-acting. A V-shaped portion extended upwards from the piston to take up some of the clearance space. It is not clear how lubrication and sealing of the crankshaft were effected. The slide valve rod is guided by a crosshead in a slot, with the outboard end running in an eccentric slot in the flywheel. They also made the ‘Paragon‘ pump with similar features. At that time the company was located at Compton Street, Clerkenwell[3]

1869 Steam-driven, rail-mounted machine for sinking screw piles for the Punjab Northern Railway[4]

1871 Making hydrostatic steering gear invented by Admiral Inglefield for naval vessels, including HMS Monarch[5]

1871 Employing 40 men and boys.[6]

1871 Partnership dissolved between G. D. Kittoe and P. Brotherhood, Compton Street, mechanical engineers, 8th September.

Became Brotherhood and Hardingham

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  2. The Engineer 1864/05/20
  3. ‘The Engineer’ 11th December 1868
  4. 'Engineering' 6th August 1869
  5. Liverpool Mercury, 28th January 1871
  6. 1871 Census