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Robinson and Auden

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Robinson and Auden engine for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade
February 1899.

Robinson & Auden Ltd of Wantage.

formerly P. and H. P. Gibbons

1891 After Philip Gibbons retired from Gibbons and Robinson, Arthur Samuel Frances Robinson continued the business

Presumably at or around this time Arthur Charles Auden became a partner.

1893 Portable steam engine featured in 'Old Glory' magazine July 2007, and advertised for sale by auction by Cheffins, 14th July 2007.

Incorporated as Robinson & Auden Ltd in 1894.

1894 Smithfield Club Show. Showed a vertical engine

1898 Single cylinder vertical steam engine driving dynamo, with Robinson & Auden's Expansion Governor, installed at the Southwark HQ of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade.[1] (see illustration).

In 1900 both Robinson and Auden sold their shareholdings to Lord Wantage, who reconstructed the firm as the Wantage Engineering Co.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. ‘The Engineer’ 4th November 1898
  2. [1]Wantage Engineering Co information on Museum of English Rural Life ‘Victorian Farming - New Technologies’ website