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Thomas Wainwright and Sons

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Page 188 Worralls 1891

Thomas Wainwright and Sons of Commercial Iron Works, Stalybridge.

1891 Engineers, Millwrights, Brass and Iron Founders and makers of Water Wheels and Steam Engines.[1]

Maker of stationary engines. [2]

Late 1940s. Repaired water turbines at Belper East Mill.[3]

1958. 80 HP horizontal twin cylinder cross-compound engine, 12" and 21" x 2 ft stroke, with a rope-drive pulley. Photographed by George Watkins at the Stalybridge works of Robert Broadbent and Son in 1958.[4] This engine was originally Woolstenhulme & Rye works no. 272 of 1878, 16"+30" x 5' slide valve twin tandem compound, 900hp at Broadbent & Co, Oakfield Mill, Droylsden, Lancs. It was rebuilt by Wainwright during wakes fortnight 1953 with Corliss HP cylinders.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Directory 1891 Worrall's Cotton Spinners
  2. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  3. Fred Copeland in Model Engineer 1991
  4. ‘Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 4: Wales, Cheshire & Shropshire‘, by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd
  5. Watkins, George (1970) The Textile Mill Engine vol. 1, plates 70-72.