Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,165 pages of information and 245,632 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Power Plant Co

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1920. Name plate.
Dec 1921.
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November 1926.
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1928. Sykes double helical gear generating machine.
December 1929.
1931. Rapidan Gear Generating Machine.
1937.
October 1937.
October 1937. Chevroc High-Pressure Car Washers.
1937.
March 1939.
1951. Advert for helical gears.
February 1959.
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1960.

of West Drayton, Middlesex.

1903 Private company.

1908 Producing double helical gears of the type patented by Wuest (Caspar Wüst-Kunz) of Switzerland.[1]

1910 Description of a large double-headed machine for cutting large double helical gears, designed and made by Henry Wallwork and Co and H. W. Kearns and Co.[2]

1913 Advert. Flexible couplings and double helical gears.

1913 Manufactured helical gears for use with marine propulsion turbines for Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co[3].

1914 of West Drayton, Middlesex.[4]

1915 Gearbox for use in conjunction with turbine by James Howden and Co for the powerhouse of Workman, Clark and Co.[5]

1917 Advert. Flexible couplings and double helical gears.

1919 Advert. Flexible couplings and double helical gears.

1920 Published list no 13 illustrating double helical and other gears, the Sykes gear-cutting machine, flexible couplings and the Mitchethll thrust block.

1926 Alex F. Ainslie and Robert James McLeod of the Power Plant Co contributed to discussions of an Inst. Marine Engrs. Paper 'Notes on Reduction Gear' by W. J. Guthrie, Nov. 1926.

1927 Advert for gearing.

1935 Description of Forster-Power Plant magnetic clutch manufactured by The Power Plant Company, Ltd. The coil and housing being stationary, the rotating weight being reduced. An applications is shown of a clutch transmitting 17,000 h.p. at 420 r.p.m., installed in a power station between a water turbine and a synchronous alternator.'[6]

1935 Supplied a marine turbine gear-wheel, weighing 31 tons, for the Eagle Oil Company’s 22,000-ton oil tanker S.S. San Fernando. The completed wheel was conveyed on a Great Western Railway crocodile truck to Brentford Dock for shipment to Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A. Owing to the size of the gear-wheel, the short 40-minute journey had to be made early one Sunday morning.[7]

1937 General Engineers and Gears Specialists. "Chevroc" Pumps. "McLeod" Thread Milling Machines. "P.P.Gears" [8]

1941 Company made public.

1961 General engineers, engaged as gear specialists and machine tool makers [9]

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Sources of Information

  • Mechanical World Year Book 1913. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p50
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p77 & p118
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p103 & p158
  • The Engineer of 2nd Jan 1920 p26
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p118