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Benjamin Goodfellow

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June 1888. Rope and wheel gearing.
December 1889.
Benjamin Goodfellow LP and IP cylinders of the restored engine at Crossness

of Hyde, near Manchester

c.1838/1840 Benjamin Goodfellow (1811-1863) established works of his own, for the manufacture of the steam-engine piston known by his name, and for general engineering work

Stationary engines. (B. Goodfellow and Co).

1888 presumably became Goodfellow and Matthews

Between 1901 and 1903 Benjamin Goodfellow carried out major work on the four James Watt and Co Beam Engines at Crossness Pumping Station. Originally 125hp single cylinder beam engines, these engines were tripled by replacing the original 48" diameter cylinder with a new 44" which became the Low Pressure, together with a new 33" IP cylinder alongside it (as in a Woolf compound), with the new 19" High pressure cylinder in tandem with it below floor level. All cylinders were fitted with Corliss valves.

See Also


Sources of Information

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