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Easton and Bessemer

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February 1901.
Cross-compound steam engine, from E&B catalogue No. 22 (undated)
Tandem compound engine with drop valves
January 1902.
1904. Compound horizontal engine.
1909 engine for South West Polytechnic

Easton & Bessemer of Taunton.

1894 Catalogue of Engines, boilers, woodworking and grinding machinery, pumps, edge runners, Pan Mills for coal and sand dust grinding, Mortar Mills.[1]

1900 Catalogue of steam engines and boilers, wood-working machinery, grinding machinery, hydraulic machinery and pumps.[2]

1909 Tandem compound engine with drop valves, made for South West Polytechnic for students to undertake experiments. The cylinders were of 9" and 15" bore, 24" stroke. Two governors were fitted, to allow tests to be undertaken with speed controlled by throttling or by altering the cut-off. The governors could be run at one of four speeds, from 50 to 125 rpm. using the four different pairs of pulleys.[3]

A history of Easton and Bessemer and Easton and Johnson was written and published by the late David Eaton[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. * The Engineer of 21st September 1894 p274
  2. * The Engineer of 7th September 1900 p251
  3. * The Engineer of 15th October 1909 p402
  4. Holway Books