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Spencer and Gillett

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1882. Compound tandem engine.
1880. From The Engineer of 25th June.

of Melksham Foundry, Melksham, Wilts

1877 Gillett's Patent Steam Donkey Pump[1]

1878 Advertising as makers of lathes, and mills for loam, mortar, etc.[2]

1882 John Gillett of Spencer and Gillett, patented improvements to the Tandem Horizontal Engine.[3]

1884 Dissolution of the Partnership between Charles James Spencer and John Gillett, as Engineers, Millwrights, and Founders, at Melksham, in the county of Wilts, and also at Shannon-court, in the city and county of Bristol, under the firm of Spencer and Gillett, by mutual consent, so far as regards the said John Gillett who on that day retired from the concern. All debts received and paid by the said Charles James Spencer[4]

Succeeded by Spencer and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1877/07/20
  2. Western Daily Press - Thursday 14 March 1878
  3. The Engineer 1882/07/14
  4. London Gazette 20 May 1884