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A. Shirlaw and Co

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1887. Spiel's petroleum engine.

Andrew Shirlaw of Berkeley Street, later of Oozells Street, Birmingham.

Company formed by Andrew Shirlaw, an engineer, toolmaker and manufacturer of lifting gear

1884 Commenced making the Spiel petroleum spirit engine

1886 Made twist drill grinding machines [1]

1886 Their spiral petroleum engine was shown by Platt Brothers of Oldham at the suggestion of R. B. Prosser of the Patent Office.

c1890 The company moved to Oozells Street

1888 13-hp Petrol Engine [2]

1896 Possibly ceased trading around this time

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'The Engineer' 14th May 1886
  2. The Engineer of 3rd February 1888 p101
  • A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1999. ISBN 1 873098 50 2