Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,186 pages of information and 245,641 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Fairbottom Bobs

From Graces Guide
1917. Fairbottom Bobs Newcomen engine near Ashton-under-Lyne.
1931. Fairbottom Bobs Newcomen Engine re-erected in the Dearborn Museum.

A Newcomen Engine originally installed in the second half of the 18th century at a colliery of the Chamber Colliery Co in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Stood derelict until bought by Henry Ford in 1931 for his museum in Dearborn, USA. H. F. Morton undertook its recovery and re-erection, and relates the story in a chapter of his book [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Strange Commissions for Henry Ford, by H F Morton, MIMechE, York, 1934