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Llewellyn and Cubitt

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Single cylinder capstan engine at Cefn Coed Colliery Museum

Llewellyn and Cubitt of Pentre, Rhondda Valley, South Wales, maker of stationary engines. [1] and mining equipment including headgear and pit cages.

William Cubitt was the son of Joseph Cubitt, and grandson of Sir William Cubitt, both eminent civil engineers. His partner was William Hely Llewellyn

William Cubitt had trained as a mining engineer, and then worked for Easton and Anderson.

1874 He founded Llewellyn and Cubitt Ltd in partnership with Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan, who owned large areas of land in the Rhondda.

1877 Portable steam-driven mortar mill described and illustrated in 'Engineering'.[2]

The Rhondda Engine Works in Pentre supplied colliery equipment to mining concerns throughout South Wales. Their workshops consisted of an engine-house, iron and brass foundry, boiler shop and a smithy, and were erected on a portion of the Baglan Estate.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • [2] Online biographies (pdf) of Sir William and Joseph Cubitt
  • [3] Web page: Rhonnda Cynon Taf Heritage Trail - Pentre
  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  2. [1] Engineering, 1 June 1877, p.428