1862 London Exhibition: Catalogue: Class VIII.: B. D. Taplin and Co
From Graces Guide
2003. TAPLIN, B. D., and Co., Traction Engine Works, Lincoln.
Patent traction engine.
The above illustration represents one of B. D. TAPLIN and CO.'S TRACTION ENGINES of 16-horse power, with double cylinders and all the latest improvements: comprising their patent traction gear, also raising and lowering apparatus for regulating the height of water, when travelling up or down hill, or on irregular roads. The mode of steering is simple and effective.
The above engine is fitted with extra space for water and coals, sufficient for a 10 miles journey; and is built expressly for drawing heavy loads of 50 tons and upwards. It is suitable for Government works, contractors at home and abroad, mill, mine, and quarry owners, or for any other purpose requiring immense steam power. Price £590
Further particulars sent post-free on application to B. D. Taplin and Co.'s traction engine works, Lincoln.
A 12-HORSE POWER ENGINE made on the same principle for farming purposes, such as steam ploughing, thrashing, grinding, sawing, etc. Price £425
Prices and particulars quoted for traction engines up to 50-horse power; and also for waggons for contractors' purposes suitable for traction engines.