Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Adam Nuttall

From Graces Guide
Fire engine displayed at Salisbury Museum

of Long Acre, London

Also known as Nuttall & Co.

Fire engine maker.

1752 'NEWCASTLE, December 16. Last Thursday was completed for William Ord, of Fenham, Esq; a curious Engine for raising Water out of a Well 100 Foot deep, made by Mr Adam Nuttall, of Long-acre, London, which gave great Satisfaction to all who have seen it. By the great Improvements made in this Engine, it enables one Man to raise more Water with more Ease, and in less Time than ever was hitherto perform'd ; and what makes this Engine still more useful, is its not being liable to be out of Order for a great Number of Years, as other Engines tor raising of Water frequently are, and, therefore, consequently attended with an annual Expence.
On Wednesday next will be play'd off upon the Sand-hill, the Engines for extinguishing of Fires, belonging to the Corporation, Trinity-house, and Company of Merchants, by the Maker Mr Adam Nuttall, from London.' [1]

1754 'We hear from Durham, that last Week two Fire Engines (purchased by the Corporation of that City, of Mr Adam Nuttall, of Long-acre, London) were tried in the Market-place there, and universally approved of by a numerous Set of Gentlemen and Ladies present. It is generally thought the different Engines made by Mr Nuttall, both as to Goodness and Cheapness, exceed any other made in England.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Newcastle Courant, 16 December 1752
  2. Newcastle Courant, 17 August 1754