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John Watts and Co

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1877 10 HP engine
1877 10 HP engine - slide valve arrangement

J Watts and Co of Broad Weir Engine Works, Bristol.

1877 John Watts of Broad Weir Engine Works, Bristol

10 HP horizontal compound engine (see illustrations). 10" bore, 20" stroke. Flywheel 6 ft diameter. Widmark's patent governor. Exhibited at Bath & West of England Society's Show, 1877.[1]

1885 Gold medal for invention in respect of band-sawing machine

1889 Double band saw machine for deep cutting.[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 15th June 1877
  2. The Engineer of 8th March 1889 p197 & p201