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Eagle Tin-Plate Works

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Eagle Tin-Plate Works at Neath

1891 'STARTING OF A NEW TIN-PLATE WORKS. On Thursday last, in the presence of the directors and friends, the Eagle Tin-plate Works at Neath were started. In the arrangement of these works no pains have been spared to make them thoroughly modern and up to date. Conspicuous in the building are the massive compound condensing engines, made by Messrs Richard Nevill and Co., Limited, Wern Iron Works, Llanelly. The large crank shaft and ponderous 40-ton fly wheel immediately arrest attention. The engines have cylinders of 26 and 46 inches diameters respectively, with a stroke of 4 feet. They are arranged to work at a steam pressure of 100lbs on the square inch, while the distribution of steam is automatically controlled by the governor. The ease with which the engines started testify to the excellence of the workmanship and the appropriateness of the design, while the enconiums of the management, "very satisfactory," seem in every way well merited. We hope the successful start is the forerunner of a long period of prosperity for the new works.'
South Wales Daily News, 26 October 1891

1894 Installed 500-hp compound tandem engine and four mills

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