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Bloomfield Engine Works

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c.1873 Alfred Austin Rickaby established the Bloomfield Engine Works. The Works were responsible for a variety of products including colliery plant, marine and stationary engines, pumps, feed-water heaters, steam winches, steam-hammers, water-softening apparatus, etc. They also undertook boring out of cylinders in situ and re-boring crank-pin holes, and similar work. A special branch of the business was that of broker for all classes of machinery, supplied from a diversified stock.