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Easton and Johnson

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Office building in Albermarle Road, photographed in 2008.
1930 Easton & Johnson pumping unit, powered by Lister engine, at Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre
Easton & Johnson pumping unit, powered by Lister engine, at Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre
1948.
c1951. Inverted single-cylinder engine. Exhibit at Westonzoyland Museum.

of Whitehall Iron Works, Albemarle Road, Taunton, Somerset

Makers of a wide range of equipment including centrifugal pumps and large and small steam engines.

By 1965 Easton and Johnson was the engineering subsidiary of Reed and Smith; it had increased exports of alluvial pump liners, doors and engines to Nigeria, Pakistan and India[1]

1973 Tozer, Kemsley and Millbourn (Holdings) acquired a further 50 percent interest in the company bringing their holding up to 75 percent [2]

The company is no longer in business, but many of the factory buildings are in use by other companies (2011)




An Easton and Johnson vertical steam engine, awaiting restoration, can be seen at Coldharbour Mill in Devon.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 09, 1965
  2. The Times Oct 10, 1973
  • [1] Website page showing old photographs of Easton and Johnson and Easton and Bessemer steam engines, and linking to publications about Easton and Johnson and a number of other companies.