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Rangeley and Dixson

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of Stone, Staffordshire

The company later became Rangeley and Diggles


1818 'RANGELEY AND DIXSON's PATENT ROLLER PUMP. The improved method of raising Water by this Pump consists in its being wrought by Rotary Motion, without rod bucket, which produces a constant stream. It is equally adapted for a sucking, lifting, or forcing Pump. It unites strength and durability with simplicity, and causes a very considerable saving of power.
It is particularly applicable to Deep Wells, Ships, Draining Mines, Drainage or Irrigation of Land, Water Works, Breweries, Distilleries, Fire and Garden Engines. &c. as well as for Domestic uses. It has a convenient application to all kinds of motion, such as Water-Wheels, Windmills, or Machinery wrought by Horses or Oxen, and Manual Power, when for common uses. The whole being entirely metal, it will be seldom liable to get out of order, and may worked for a length of time without examination or change.
Communications, from the Trade, others, (post paid) addressed Rangeley and Dixson, the Manufactory, Stone, Staffordshire; or the Warehouse, No. 80, Lombard-street, London, (where an assortment of Pumps are on hand) will meet due attention.'[1]

1821 'Partnership subsisting and carried on by us the undersigned, John Rangeley and William Dixson the younger, at Stone, in the County of Stafford, and elsewhere, under the firm of. Rangeley and Dixson, in the manufacture and application of Rangeley's Patent Roller Pumps, and all other manufactures and businesses connected or used or exercised therewith by us, was dissolved on the 31st day of October now last past by mutual consent.—All persons who are creditors of the said Partnership will be paid the amount of their respective demands thereon by the said John Rangeley; and all persons who are indebted to the said late firm of Rangeley and Dixson are requested to pay the debts so due from them respectively to the said John Rangeley and his present Partner, Edward Holt Diggles, or one of them, who are duly authorised to receive the same.—Dated this 5th day of January 1821. John Rangeley. William Dixson, jun.' [2]

Sale notice: 'A Capital high pressure STEAM ENGINE, of five horses power, made by Rangely and Dixon, hand gears, slides, rods, and cylinder top, (bright,) boiler, underwork, connecting shafts and bearings, most excellent condition.—For further particulars, and to view the same, apply to Mr. T. B. Hawkins, Engineer, &c, Forebridge, Stafford.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Carlisle Patriot, 6 June 1818
  2. London Gazette
  3. Staffordshire Advertiser, 1 May 1830