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Llewellyn and Cubitt

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Single cylinder capstan engine at Cefn Coed Colliery Museum

Llewellyn & Cubitt of Pentre, Rhondda Valley, South Wales.

  • Maker of stationary engines. [1]
  • Maker of mining equipment including headgear and pit cages.
  • William Cubitt was the son of Joseph Cubitt, and grandson of Sir William Cubitt, both eminent civil engineers. William Cubitt had trained as a mining engineer, and then worked for Easton & Anderson. He founded Llewellyn and Cubitt Ltd in 1874 in partnership with Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan, who owned large areas of land in the Rhondda.

The Rhondda Engine Works in Pentre supplied colliery equipment to mining concerns throughout South Wales. Their workshops consisted of an engine-house, iron and brass foundry, boiler shop and a smithy, and were erected on a portion of the Baglan Estate.

Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10