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T. W. Ashby and Co

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of Rutland Terrace Ironworks, Stamford


1857 Henry Smith retired and Smith and Ashby became T. W. Ashby and Co.

1861 Employs 156 persons [1]

1862 Advert includes portable steam engine and chaff cutters etc. and trading as T. W. Ashby and Co (late Smith and Ashby) of Rutland Terrace Ironworks [2]

1863 T. W. Ashby's portable engine ('introduced within the last four years') was briefly described and illustrated in The Practical Mechanic's Journal in February 1863. The writer was not impressed, observing that the engines 'are very simple and cheap, but the workmanship is rather below the average.', although he closed by saying that 'on the whole, this engine is good, and easily managed.' The cylinder was on the side of the boiler.

c1863 George Edward Jeffery joined T. W. Ashby and Co and the company was then known as Ashby and Jeffery

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. The York Herald, Saturday, August 23, 1862