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Powell Brothers and Whitaker

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Exhibit at the Bersham Heritage Centre.
Exhibit at the Bersham Heritage Centre.
Exhibit at the Bersham Heritage Centre.
Exhibit at the Bersham Heritage Centre.
Exhibit at the Bersham Heritage Centre.
Potato Digger. Exhibit at the Bersham Heritage Centre.
Potato Digger. (Detail). Exhibit at the Bersham Heritage Centre.
Exhibit at the Bersham Heritage Centre.
Exhibit at the Bersham Heritage Centre.


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December 1908.
1919. 5 nhp. No. 19540.
January 1922.
May 1922.

Powell Brothers and Whitaker of Wrexham

1894 June. Royal Agricultural Society's Show. Eradicator. [1]

1900 June. Royal Agricultural Show at York. Showed a potato raiser. [2]

1914 Commenced producing an i/c engine but paused during WWI and re-commenced in 1918 [3]

1919 Producing the Dependable engine

Mid 1920s Experimented with the Powell motorcycle but without any great success

1927 Company went in to liquidation and the engine pattens were bought by Cudworth and Johnson

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1894/06/29 p562
  2. The Engineer 1900/06/22 p650
  3. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5