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William Evans

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Old Mills Colliery winding engine: fine workmanship of 'small end' of connecting rod. In store in reserve collection of Bristol's 'M Shed'.
The two pistons of the Old Mills Colliery engine
Hub of winding drum
One of a number of cast iron fence posts with wrought iron rails in the centre of Midsomer Norton
Manhole cover outside Parrett Works in Somerset
Portait of William Evans at Radstock Museum

of Paulton Foundry, Somerset

1842 Supplied Cornish beam pump for Old Mills Colliery. Paulton

1861 Supplied horizontal twin-cylinder, slide valve, winding engine for Old Mills Colliery. This engine was dismantled for preservation and was taken to Bristol Industrial Museum. It is currently (2011) in store in the reserve collection of Bristol's 'M Shed' (see photos)

1875 Horizontal two cylinder winding engine for Kilmersdon Colliery, Radstock

See Also


Sources of Information

  • 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 7: The South & South West' by George Watkins. Landmark Publishing Ltd.
  • The Steam Engine in Industry by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978/9. ISBN 0-903485-65-6