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of Northwich, Cheshire

1885 20 HP marine engine, ex-'Bengal', two cylinders 9.5" bore, 12" stroke, on display at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port (see photo). The Bengal was built by Joseph Verdin and Sons of Winsford for their own use on the River Weaver.

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