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Pollit and Wigzell

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June 1898.
Condenser on 1909 engine at Markham Grange

Pollit and Wigzell of Sowerby Bridge

  • Established at the end of the eighteenth century by Timothy Bates.
  • Maker of stationary engines. [1]
  • 1891 Incorporated as a limited company. The original directors were Joseph Pollit and Eustace Wigzell.
  • 1909 Textile engine. (Exhibit at Birmingham Thinktank museum)
  • 1914 Engineers. Specialities: stationary engines of all descriptions for driving all classes of machinery and millwright work. Employees 300. [2]

Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book