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Blake and Knowles Steam Pump Works

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June 1898.
1898. SS Chebucto. Duplex independent air pump.
Steam-driven pump on the 1899 paddle steamer Waimari at Wanganui, on the Whanganui River, New Zealand. The nameplate identifies the maker as The Blake and Knowles Steam Pump Works Ltd. London, Paris, New York, USA
February 1901.
September 1902.

179 Queen Victoria Street, London.

This was the British branch of Blake & Knowles of the USA. George F. Blake had started business in Boston, Mass., in 1864, and Lucius J. Knowles started in Warren, Mass., in the late 1850s. The Blake Co bought out Knowles in 1879, but the firm only fully merged their activities as Blake & Knowles in 1897.

1898 Catalogue for the use of paper makers, who will find a quantity of information relation to pumping machinery - the company made twin air pumps up to 17,000-horse power.

1900 Supplied jet-condensing plants for the Gloucester Power Station

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