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S. and J. Whitham

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Stephen and Joseph Whitham of Kirkstall, Yorkshire

Maker of stationary engines. [1]

'The manufactory of Messrs. S. and J. Whitham, established in 1790, affords occupation to 120 men, in making machinery of all kinds, mill-work, and implements of every description, both for the home and export trades' [2]

1839 Double beam engine at Hattersley and Co., Leeds (textile spindle makers). Geared to drive underground shaft. Rebuilt as a compound at some point. Photographed by George Watkins in 1937[3]

See Joseph Whitham and Son

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Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  2. [1]Online transcription from 'Kirk-Oswald - Knaresborough', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 701-706.
  3. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 1: Yorkshire'. Landmark Publishing Ltd., 2000