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 163,167 pages of information and 245,637 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.

Goodman (of Southwark)

From Graces Guide

c1868 'A small road locomotive was made about this time by Mr. Goodman, of Marshall street, Southwark, London. It was worked by a pair of direct-acting engines, coupled to the crank shaft in the usual manner. A chain pinion on the crank shaft transmitted motion to the main axle through an endless pitch chain, working over a chain wheel of larger diameter on the driving shaft. The steering gear was arranged like Carrett, Marshall, & Co.'s engine, so that the jerks or strain on the steering fork were reduced to a minimum. The smoke from the boiler was conducted by a flue placed beneath the carriage, and issued out behind. This neat little conveyance ran ten to twelve miles an hour.' [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Steam Locomotion on Common Roads by William Fletcher. Published 1891.