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Slee and Co

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John Slee & Co of Earlestown, Lancashire

1878 John Slee granted Patent No. 1174 for improvements in direct-acting steam pumps [1]

c.1889 Steam pumping engine for Collins Green Colliery, having two cylinders 27" bore, 2' 6" stroke [2]

1897 built a steam railway locomotive. May have been agents[3] The 1897 locomotive was made for Plynlimon and Hafan Tramway

Pair of coupled air compressors, 20" steam cylinders, 20" air cylinders, 3' stroke, by John Slee & Co., Earlestown, included in auction sale of assets of Oakley Collieries, Dunfermline, 1915[4]

A hand crane by J Slee & Co survives at Fradley Junction,near Lichfield [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] London Gazette
  2. [2] 'Colliery Scrapbook' (141-page pdf)
  3. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  4. [3] Webpage concerning Oakley/Kinneddar Colliery
  5. [4] Internet forum thread with photos of crane