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Taylors of Marsden

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of Marsden, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire

This is a collective heading for the business of ironfounders, engineers, millwrights & machine makers which went under the following sequence of names:-

E. and J. Taylor

Taylor and Hirst

Robert Taylor and Sons

'Taylors of Marsden' will be used when the precise date of manufacture of an item, or the date of an event, is not precisely known.

They built a very large suspension-type waterwheel for J. W. Wheelwright and Co at their New Mill, Rishworth (c.1862?). Diameter 57 ft 6 ins, width 12 ft. Weight 70 tons. 174 buckets. Cast iron shaft. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 1: Yorkshire' by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing, 2000