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James Carmichael and Co

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of Ward Foundry, Dundee, engineers, millwrights and boilermakers

1853 James Carmichael died. The firm of J. and C. Carmichael was carried on by the founding partners' sons. The company became James Carmichael and Co

Maker of Stationary engines[1]

1893 James Carmichael and Company Limited was incorporated, with capital of £65,000.[2]

1897 Two workers killed at the Ganges Manufacturing Company, Howrah, following the overspeed failure of the flywheel of the new 2000 HP engine made by James Carmichael and Co. The flywheel was 27 ft diameter and grooved for 45 ropes.[3]

1902 J. Carmichael and Co took a license for the Schmidt system for engines to work with superheated steam from Easton and Co.[4]

1924 Description of 115 BHP uniflow steam engine at the 1924 British Empire Exhibition [5]

1929 The company closed


A 250 HP tandem compound engine was installed at Henderson's South Dudhope Mill, Dundee[6]


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Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  2. Dundee Courier 8 July 1893
  3. Dundee Courier - Monday 19 April 1897 Dundee Courier - Monday 19 April 1897
  4. The Engineer 1901/01/31 p126
  5. Engineering 1924/06/20
  6. ‘The Textile Mill Engine, Part 1’ by George Watkins: Landmark Publishing Ltd.