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Holden and Brooke

From Graces Guide
March 1888.
May 1888.
1892.
1893.
1893.
1895.
1895.
May 1896.
1898. Sirius injector.
1898.
1898.
1898.
1899. A New Form of Exhaust Steam Injector.

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1907.
March 1909.
1916.
1917.
1921.
1922. Electrically-Driven High Pressure Centrifugal Pumping Set.
1927. Ten Stage Centrifugal Feed Pump.
1927.
1929. Accelerator for hot water systems.
December 1929. Tricone.
February 1931.
January 1935. 'Turbette' steam turbine driving centrifugal pump
1937. Feed-Water Heaters.
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] , Gorton, 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.

1914 Description and illustration of a two-stage centrifugal pump unit driven by a White and Poppe six-cylinder petrol engine. Made by Holden & Brooke for the Harland Engineering Co. Engine rated at 120 HP at 1200 rpm. Pump delivered 800 gpm against 200 ft head at 1020 rpm, or 800 gpm, 300 ft head at 1200 rpm.[4]

1923 The firm's agency for the Birmingham district was in the hands of Green and Jackson of Grenville Buildings, 12, Cheery-street, Birmingham.[5]

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.[6]

1924 Multi-stage centrifugal pump at the 1924 British Empire Exhibition[7]

1934 Making small 'Turbette' steam turbines, with outputs ranging from 3/4 to 5 HP, at 1500 rpm. Single stage radial flow, impulse blading.[8]

1972 photos showing Sirius Works here and here.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. 1892 Advert.
  2. 1898 Advert.
  3. The Engineer 1891/04/10
  4. Engineering 1914/01/09
  5. The Engineer 1923/05/11
  6. The Engineer 1924/08/01
  7. Engineering 1924/07/25
  8. 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