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Pearce Brothers

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of Lilybank Foundry and Craigie Shipyard, Dundee

1865 Horizontal single cylinder steam engine at Thompson & Co's Ashgrove Works (flax mill) in Blairgowrie. The engine assisted a waterwheel, driving through double helical gearing. Photographed by George Watkins in 1966, who recorded the maker as 'Pierce Bros.'[1]

1879 The sale of the Scouringburn Works and Mill of William Chalmers and Son included a pair of horizontal high pressure engines by Pearce Bros.[2]

1886 Ceased trading. The Craigie yard became the West Caledon Yard of W. B. Thompson and Co.[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. ‘Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 2: Scotland, Cumberland, Co Durham & Northumberland': Landmark Publishing Ltd, 2001
  2. Dundee Courier - Tuesday 18 November 1879
  3. Dundee Courier - Saturday 28 June 1919