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Westbury Iron Works

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of Westbury, Wiltshire

1857 Beam blowing engine possibly by John Harris of Darlington[1]

1858 Westbury Iron Company's first two blast furnaces first tapped.

c1875 Blowing engine installed by Galloways

By 1920 The works had stopped smelting; the plant was auctioned off in 1939[2]

1939 Equipment advertised for sale by Fuller, Horsey, Sons and Cassell, including materials of one blast furnace and seven hot blast stoves, Adamson Rateau steam turbine blower, Kynoch gas engine, seven Lancashire boilers[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'The Steam Engine in Industry' by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978/9. ISBN 0-903485-65-6
  2. 'The Iron Industry in Wiltshire 1856 - 1939' (Bristol Industrial Archaeological Society (BIAS) Journal 12, 1979
  3. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 21 January 1939