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Garstang and Co

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1870 Steam-driven pump

James H Garstang & Co of Bank Top Foundry, Blackburn, Lancashire

  • 1870 Horizontal steam pumping engine for Rylands and Sons, Gidlow and Swinley Collieries, Wigan. This was located at the bottom of the mine, and pumped at 325 psi water pressure.[2]

Sources of Information

  1. [1] ‘Cotton Town’ website
  2. ‘The Engineer’ 30 December 1870