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A. G. Mumford

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1883. Mumford's donkey pump.
1886.Marine Pumping Engine.
1888.
1888. For Chatham Dockyard.
1889. From Engineering of 13th December.
1889.
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1890. Compound engines for Malta Dockyard.
1890.
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1893.
1895.
1895.
1898.
1900.
1900.
1902.
1903. Compound surface-condensing marine engine.
1904.
c.1900 - 1912 forced draft fan engine from an Admiralty steam pinnace, at London Science Museum
c1900. William Bertie Curtis - standing alongside a triple expansion steam engine.
c1900. William Bertie Curtis - standing alongside a triple expansion steam engine.
c1900. Triple expansion steam engine detail.
1914.
1914.
1928. A. G. Mumford marine engine at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle
1920.
1923.
1926.
1929.Horizontal Oil Fuel Pressure Pump.
1929. High Speed Centricone.
1929. Vertex Pump.
Mumford Donkey Pump at Westonzoyland Museum
Mumford Donkey Pump at Westonzoyland Museum
1931.Vertex Steam Driven Reciprocating Pump.
1931. 10in. Steam Driven Centrifugal Pump.
1932.
1950. Tandem compound high speed engine.
1950. A steam donkey pump. Arthur's favorite.
1950. A pair of triple expansion engines.
1950. Mumford's rotary piston engine.

A. G. Mumford, maker of steam and oil enginers, boilers, pumps, of Culver Street Ironworks, Colchester.

1877 Arthur George Mumford took over the old works of Davey, Paxman and Co when they moved to the Standard Ironworks. He had shared the works with them previously

1888 Compound Yacht Engine. [1]

1889 Steam launch engines. [2]

1890 Illustration and article of their steam ballast pump using Mumford and Dalby's patent valve gear. [3]

1900 July 20th. Vertical Compound Surface-Condensing Engine for HM Dockyard at Chatham. Illustrations and article. [4]

1905 Company incorporated

Much of the work of this company was for the Admiralty. He produced a complete range small compound surface condensing marine engines. There were also some larger engines suitable for yachts, tugs and cargo boats.

1920 Public company[5]. A. G. Mumford retired from the chairmanship but remained on the board.

Boiler feed pump. Exhibit at Bradford Industrial Museum

Known for his donkey pump, an example of which can be seen at Westonzoyland Museum

1933 The founder died and the goodwill was acquired by G. and J. Weir

Notes

No. 3 steam boiler feed pump without a date. (Exhibit at Birmingham Thinktank museum)

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Sources of Information

  • Steam Engine Builders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1950 by The Augustine Steward Press
  1. The Engineer 1888/01/06
  2. The Engineer 1889/03/29
  3. The Engineer 1890/02/21
  4. The Engineer 1900/07/20
  5. The Times, 6 January 1920