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Plenty and Son

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1869.
1871. Engines and boilers from the tug Banner.
1880.
January 1888.
1888.
1889. Triple expansion engines.
1889. Admirality Pinanace engines.
1893.
1893.
1895. 1500 hp condensing engines.
1895. Compound engines for London Power Station, Deptford.
1911.
1920.
1922.
1923.
1933. Twin-Screw Tug Sir Guthrie Russell.
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Plenty and Sons of Eagle Iron Works, Newbury, Berks.

1865 formerly Plenty and Pain

1882 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Edward Pellew Plenty the elder and Edward Pellew Plenty the younger, carrying on business as Engineers and Ironfounders, at Newbury, in the county of Berks, under the style or firm of Plenty and Son, has been dissolved, by mutual consent...'[1]

1890 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned Edward Pellew Plenty the younger, Henry George Fane and Cecil Fane, carrying on business as Engineers, at Newbury, in the county of Berks, under the style or firm of Plenty and Son, has been dissolved, by mutual consent...'[2]

1890 Incorporated as a Limited Co.

Produced a range of two-stroke engines form 30 to 300 bhp with 1, 2, 3 and four cylinders [3]

1910 Produced a 15/20 cwt van.[4]

1911 Two-cycle crude oil engine (Goedkoop design) [5]

Alfred Eberhardt, third son of Frederick Eberhardt, was trained as an engineer at Plenty & Son at Newbury, which made marine diesel engines.

1920 Lost the contract to make the British Kromhout engine to Day, Summers and Co

1920 Engine for Floating Crane 'Mammoth' for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board

1932 Acquired by Everards[6]

1933 Engine for British Waterways Dredger No 3

1933 - Image - Supplied the main machinery for the Twin Screw Tug Sir Guthrie Russell.[7]

c.1970 Acquired by Booker McConnell[8]

1977 Part of the fluid engineering division of Booker Group; supplied pumps and related equipment to the oil industry[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. [The London Gazette Publication date:17 October 1882 Issue:25157 Page:4665]
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:31 October 1890 Issue:26102 Page:5763
  3. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5
  4. Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles. Edited by G. N. Georgano
  5. The Engineer 1911/12/01 p573
  6. Biography of Frederick Thomas Everard, ODNB
  7. The Engineer 1933/07/21
  8. The Times Oct 02, 1970
  9. The Times, Mar 28, 1977