Kittoe and Brotherhood
Maker of stationary engines. 
Formerly William Fox.
1868 6 HP low-cost Paragon steam engine of very simple design, having a trunk-type piston arrangement (i.e. no crosshead), yet fully enclosed to be double-acting. A V-shaped portion extended upwards from the piston to take up some of the clearance space. It is not clear how lubrication and sealing of the crankshaft were effected. The slide valve rod is guided by a crosshead in a slot, with the outboard end running in an eccentric slot in the flywheel. They also made the ‘Paragon‘ pump with similar features. At that time the company was located at Compton Street, Clerkenwell
1869 Steam-driven, rail-mounted machine for sinking screw piles for the Punjab Northern Railway
1871 Making hydrostatic steering gear invented by Admiral Inglefield for naval vessels, including HMS Monarch
1871 Employing 40 men and boys.
1871 Partnership dissolved between G. D. Kittoe and P. Brotherhood, Compton Street, mechanical engineers, 8th September.
Became Brotherhood and Hardingham
Sources of Information
- Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
- The Engineer 1864/05/20
- ‘The Engineer’ 11th December 1868
- 'Engineering' 6th August 1869
- Liverpool Mercury, 28th January 1871
- 1871 Census