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Wentworth and Son

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1875 Beam engine for Royal Mills

Wentworth & Sons of Wandsworth

Same company as John Wentworth and Sons

Maker of stationary engines. [1]

1851 Mentioned. James Wentworth, John James Wentworth and James Fox Wentworth, of Wandsworth, engineers, Millwrights and copartners.[2]

1859 Woolf compound beam engine for Page & Overton’s Brewery, Croydon.[3]

1862 Mention of an 18 HP engine by Wentworth and Son.[4]

1871 Employing 58 men and 7 boys.[5]

In 1873 Tunbridge Wells Water Works advertised for sale an 18 HP beam engine, high and low pressure combined, 2ft. 6in. stroke[6]

1873 Bankrupt. Benjamin Hall, clerk to Wentworth and Sons, engineers, Wandsworth Dunts Hill, Garrett Lane, Wandsworth, London.[7]

1875 Beam engine for Royal Mills featured in 'The Engineer' [8]

1875 Explosion at Wentworth and Co, Wandsworth Plain, London.[9]

1879 Business for sale. Wentworth and Sons, Engineers, Millwrights and Founders. Works adjacent to the Thames, in Bell Lane, Wandsworth. Mentions John James Wentworth, deceased.[10]

See also Wentworth and Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  2. Perry's Bankrupt Gazette - Saturday 01 May 1852
  3. ‘Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 8: Greater London & South East‘, by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd
  4. The Ipswich Journal - Saturday 24 May 1862
  5. 1871 Census
  6. Kent & Sussex Courier, 5 September 1873
  7. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 07 May 1873
  8. The Engineer 1875/03/12
  9. Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser - Saturday 08 May 1875
  10. London Evening Standard - Wednesday 13 August 1879