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Simpson and Shipton

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1851. Great Exhibition Medal. Inscription around the rim reads: Simpson and Shipton Class V Prize Medal of the Exhibition.
1851. Great Exhibition Medal.

See Shipton and Co and Shipton and Simpson

Joseph Simpson and James Alfred Shipton

1849 Introduced a 'hydrostatic governor', in which a screw propellor rotated in a 'vase' containing oil, water, or other liquid. As speed increased, the propellor rose in the liquid, to move the governor's lever via a trunnion.[1]

1850 Simpson and Shipton, 4 Corporation Street; model of steam engine and a saw frame. Intending exhibits for the 1851 Great Exhibition. [2]

1852 Simpson and Shipton, Knott Mill, a ten-horse power reciprocating engine. Medal at the 1851 Great Exhibition.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Practical Mechanic's Journal, 1849, pp.109-110
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 14 September 1850
  3. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 25 September 1852