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Farmer and Broughton

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of Adelphi Iron Works, Adelphi Street, Salford

  • 1863 Slater's Directory of Manchester and Salford, 1863 lists James Broughton, engineer (Farmer & Broughton): home address - Talavera Place, Lower Broughton and James Farmer, engineer. Farmer & Broughton listed as millwrights, engineers, machinists, makers of bleachers', calenderers', embossers' and finishers' machines, & cotton & flax bowl manufacturers, Adelphi Iron Works, Adelphi Street, Salford
  • Two machines made by Farmer & Broughton were included in a sale of plant at the Liquorice Works, Frodsham (presumably MacAndrew and Co) reported in 'The Engineer' in 1872. One was a double action force pump with a cylinder of about 6" dia., the other a 'Very fine table engine with vacuum pump, by Farmer and Broughton, with inverted steam cylinder about 16in. bore and 30in. stroke, mounted on handsome independent entablature and columns. The vacuum pump below, with cold water cistern, is worked from an engine crank shaft direct. Fly-wheel turned for belt 8in. Diameter, high-speed governors, equilibrium valve, &c…'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'The Engineer', 25th October 1872