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Schofield and Taylor

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1887 Schofield & Taylor vertical compound engine at Wortley Top Forge

Schofield & Taylor of Perseverance Iron Works, Turnbridge, Huddersfield

1907 250 HP horizontal cross compound engine for Benjamin Armitage and Co, Shepley. Photographed by George Watkins in 1966[1].

1911 Company incorporated

1917 Advert. Engineers and millwrights [2]

1947 W. C. Holmes and Co acquired a majority of the ordinary shares in Schofield and Taylor Ltd, makers of plant for the coke oven works, iron and steel industry and the textile industry, equipment for rolling mills and chemical works[3].

Gordon Hobson,the last apprentice at the works, wrote to the Model Engineer, describing the process of renewing crankpins on large mill engines after WW2[4]

350 HP beam engine made for Priestley Mill, Pudsey. [5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 1: Yorkshire'. Landmark Publishing Ltd., 2000
  2. Directory 1917 Worrall's Yorkshire Textile Advert p280
  3. The Times, 11 February 1949
  4. Model Engineer, 7 April 1978
  5. 'Steam Engine Research Resources' written and published by Stanley Challenger Graham on, 2009: ISBN 978-1-4092-9009-4