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E. S. Hindley and Sons

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1887 plan of Hindley's works, from a display board at Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre
c.1890 photo of Hindley's works displayed at Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre, behind their Hindley steam engine's governor drive belt
August 1899.
September 1902.
January 1906.
March 1912.
1925 Hindley steam engine at Sherborne Museum, Dorset

E. S. Hindley of Bourton, Dorset were makers of stationary steam engines.

See Edmund Samuel Hindley

Previously Maggs and Hindley

1876 Engine for the Gillingham Pottery, Brick and Tile Co. This engine has been restored and can be seen running on steam at Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre (see photo)

1876 Exhibitor at the Royal Agricultural Show at Birmingham with a dozen small engines ranging from 1 to 5 hp. [1]

1880 E. S. Hindley of Bourton advertises a small engine and boiler for sale. [2]

1889 Showed of small engines at the RASE at Windsor. [3]

1895 Advert for dynamos, motors, engines and boilers. [4]

1905 February. Details and illustrations of a light steam delivery van.[5]

c1905 Produced a vertical high-speed i/c gas engines in two and six cylinder versions. Sizes were 12-36 bhp, 50-150 and 150-225 bhp. [6]

1913 Advert for vertical gas engines, steam engines and boilers. [7]

1913 Advert for vertical boilers [8]

1922 Vertical steam engine exhibit. [9]

1929 The company was bought by Alfred Dodman and Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  1. The Engineer of 21st July 1876 p40
  2. Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc, Saturday, August 21, 1880
  3. The Engineer of 28th June 1889 p546
  4. 'Dynamo-Electric Machinery' by Silvanus P Thompson, 1895
  5. The Autocar 1905/02/11
  6. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5
  7. Mechanical World Year Book 1913. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p13
  8. The Times, Wednesday, Apr 09, 1913
  9. Museum of Country Life at Exmouth