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Ommanney and Tatham

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1871. Engine for Tewkesbury Waterworks

Ommanney & Tatham of New Bridge Foundry, Salford, Manchester.

1869 Partnership between William Routledge and Frederick Francis Ommanney dissolved on 31 December by mutual consent. Business to be carried on between Frederick Francis Ommanney and Reginald Tatham as Ommanney and Tatham [1]

1871 The above partnership was dissolved by the death of Reginald Tatham. Business to be carried on as Ommanney and Tatham with Frederick Francis Ommanney and William Turner as partners[2] Mr Tatham died following an accident while testing a press in the works

1871 Walker's 'Manchester' steam pump described and illustrated in 'The Engineer [3]

1871 Made a pair of beam pumping engines for Tewkesbury Waterworks. Cylinders 12" dia, 2 ft stroke [4]

1876 Partnership between Frederick Francis Ommanney and William Turner, carrying on business as Ommanney and Tatham, New Bridge Foundry, Adelphi Street, dissolved by mutual consent [5]

1876 Notice of sale of the works of Ommanney and Tatham. The turning and planing shops were each 110 ft by 47 ft; erecting shed 162 ft by 112 ft. Other buildings included a smithy, brass foundry, pattern shops, offices. Machine tools by Hulse, Collier, Whitworth, Shepherd Hill, and other makers [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'The London Gazette' 6th May 1870
  2. 'The London Gazette' 19th April 1871
  3. 'The Engineer' 17th March 1871
  4. The Engineer 24th March 1871
  5. The London Gazette 25th April 1876
  6. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 5th September 1876