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Holden and Brooke

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March 1888.
May 1888.
May 1896.
1898. Sirius injector.
1899. A New Form of Exhaust Steam Injector.


March 1909.
1922. Electrically-Driven High Pressure Centrifugal Pumping Set.
1927. Ten Stage Centrifugal Feed Pump.
1929. Accelerator for hot water systems.
December 1929. Tricone.
February 1931.
January 1935. 'Turbette' steam turbine driving centrifugal pump
October 1952.
Centrifugal pump - exhibit at the L'Adventure du Sucre, Mauritius.
c.1955 Pearn dry vacuum pump made by Holden and Brooke and used at ICI Huddersfield, donated to the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre by ICI

of St. Simon's Works (1892)[1], Salford, Manchester.

and Sirius Works (1898)[2] , Salford, Manchester.

1883 Harry Holden and Robert Grundy Brooke, former employees of Sharp, Roberts and Co, started in business

1883 Rope-driven portable boiler drilling machine shown in 'The Engineer' 6th July 1883

1891 Released a catalogue of their injectors, injector fittings and specialities. [3]

1895 Advert. Injector

1911 Royal Agricultural Show. Pulsating and centrifugal pumps, injectors, traps, and steam fittings

1923 The firm's agency for the Birmingham district was in the hands of Green and Jackson of Grenville Buildings, 12, Cheery-street, Birmingham.[4]

1924 Aug. of Sirius Works, West Gorton, Manchester, gave up their agency arrangements in London ad opened their own London office at 315, Abbey House, Westminster, S.W.I. under the management of Mr. W. Richard.[5]

1934 Making small 'Turbette' steam turbines, with outputs ranging from 3/4 to 5 HP, at 1500 rpm. Single stage radial flow, impulse blading.[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1892 Advert.
  2. 1898 Advert.
  3. The Engineer 1891/04/10
  4. The Engineer 1923/05/11
  5. The Engineer 1924/08/01
  6. The Engineer, 20 July 1934
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1895. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p151
  • The Engineer 1911/07/07 of 7th July 1911 p27