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Cole, Marchent and Morley

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Cole, Marchent and Morley of Propsect Foundry, Wakefield Road, Bradford

  • 1848 Company founded
  • 1889 Morley joined the company
  • 1890 The business and premises were purchased by H. W. Morley.
  • 1894 June. Royal Agricultural Society's Show. 4-inch and 6-inch pumps. [1]
  • 1894 September. Prospect duplex Pump. [2]
  • 1899 Incorporated as a limited liability company.
  • 1900 Compound horizontal engine for the City and South London Railway. Article and illustrations. [3]
  • 1914 Engine builders and general engineers. Specialities: high-class stationary engines ranging from 100 to 3,000 hp for electric traction and driving mills of all descriptions; condensing plants, heavy millwright work, crude oil engines, piston drop valves, surface condensing plants. Employees 500. [4]
  • 1920 May. Issued catalogue on central exhaust and tandem compound steam engines. [5]
  • 1928 Ceased trading

Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 29th June 1894 p565
  2. The Engineer of 21st September 1894 p249
  3. The Engineer of 5th October 1900 p347
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  5. The Engineer of 28th May 1920 p564
  • Steam Engine in Industry by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978/9. ISBN 0-903485-65-6
  • Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  • 'The Last Years of Mill Engine Building' by Arnold Throp. Available from the publishers, International Stationary Steam Engine Society (I.S.S.E.S.). ISBN 1-872986-07-2