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Thomas Wainwright and Sons of Commercial Iron Works, Stalybridge.
1891 Engineers, Millwrights, Brass and Iron Founders and makers of Water Wheels and Steam Engines.
Maker of stationary engines. 
Late 1940s. Repaired water turbines at Belper East Mill.
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. 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.