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John and Alfred Blyth

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1853 oscillating marine engine at Vienna Technical Museum

J. & A. Blyth of Limehouse, London

Millwrights and Steam Engine Boiler Makers.

See John Blyth and Alfred Blyth

1847 'NEW PATENTS FOR SEPTEMBER. (From Newton and Son's list.) ….. John Blyth and Alfred Blyth, both of St Ann's, Limehouse, Middlesex, engineers, and John M'Culloch, of Masemore-cottages, Old Kent-road, Surrey, chemist, for certain improvements in apparatus for distilling and rectifying.' [1]

1849 Six-column beam engine for Methwold Severals Pumping Station, driving a 30ft diameter scoop wheel.[2] [3]

1853 Two-cylinder oscillating marine engine from the paddle tug 'Orsova' on display at Vienna Technical Museum. See photo.

Makers of Marine Steam Engines, POWERFUL DREDGING MACHINERY AND Improved Engines. Cane Mills, And Apparatus for the Manufacture of Sugar. DRAWINGS FOR STEAM AND CATTLE MILLS, ENGINES, MULTITUBULAR BOILERS —BATTERIES COMPLETE. All for sugar-making, on show at PINHEIRO BROS., Agents. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Liverpool Mercury, 5 October 1847
  2. * ‘Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 9‘ by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd
  3. * Fenland Pumping Engines by K. S. G. Hinde, Landmark Publishing Co., 2006 ISBN 1 84306 188 0
  4. Barbados Agricultural Reporter - Tuesday 27 December 1870