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Simpson, Strickland and Co

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June 1888. Engines and boilers.
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Simpson, Strickland and Co of Dartmouth made steam engines for marine use.

Late Simpson and Denisons[1]

1887 name changed to Simpson, Strickland and Co when Frederic Strickland became a partner[2]

The firm specialized in the building of fast steam launches. The works were, as far as possible, self-contained, and having their own foundry, machine shop, and boiler shop, including hydraulic flanging presses.

Redesigned the boilers and machinery of wooden launches; also adapted water-tube boilers for these purposes. Developed light, wooden boats - a speed of 20 knots was maintained by the Duck, a 30-foot launch with condensing engines built - a remarkable performance in those days.

1890 Note about working hours. [3]

1894 Built the Hibernia - the fastest river launch afloat. (Simpson and Strickland of Dartmouth). [4]

1894 The firm was formed into a limited liability company

1895 experimented with steam-propelled road vehicles.

1899 Engine for SS Artemis of Cambridge

1900 of Teddington. Repair and storage of cars.[5] (perhaps this refers to Strickland and Co?)

1900 Tandem single-crank engines. [6]

1903 Creosote burner designed by Charles Ross.

1911 Details of their steam launch. [7]

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Sources of Information

  1. See Advert
  2. Mechanical Engineer Records
  3. The Engineer of 24th January 1890 p71
  4. The Engineer, 24th August 1894 p176
  5. The Autocar 1900/01/20
  6. The Engineer of 16th March 1900 p290
  7. The Engineer of 20th October 1911 p400
  • Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10