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Alexander and Sons

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1875. Twin boilers, Avon Manure Works, Bristol.

Also Alexander and Thompson, of Corinium Ironworks, Cirencester.

1876 Exhibitor at the Royal Agricultural Show at Birmingham with three vertical engines and boilers. Also showing their well-known 'girder' engines [1]

1879 Advert: 'CORINIUM IRON WORKS, CIRENCESTER. ALEXANDER & THOMPSON BEG to inform their Friends and the Public that they have made arrangements for CARRYING ON THE ABOVE WORKS, under the charge of Competent Foremen. They are prepared to SUPPLY CASTINGS of every description, and to undertake general ENGINEERING MILLWRIGHT WORK, and the Repairing of all kinds of Farm Implements and Machinery, promptly and on moderate terms. THRASHING MACHINES, of any make, fitted with PATENT GUARDS, as required by Act of Parliament. ORDERS RECEIVED AT 2, MARKET-PLACE.' [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 21st July 1876 p40
  2. Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard - Saturday 22 February 1879