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Thompson and Cole

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Thompson & Cole of Hope Foundry, St George's Street, Little Bolton

1833 formerly Thompson, Swift and Cole

Built five locomotives. [1]

Maker of stationary engines. [2]

1845 Single cylinder beam engine for Thomas Appleton and Co, Horrabin Mills, Turton. This was an ornate engine, scrapped after the mills closed in 1938. [3]

Succeeded by W. and J. Cole

The Hope Foundry building has survived and been converted into flats [4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. * British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  2. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  3. ‘Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 3.2: Lancashire’ by George Watkins: Landmark Publishing Ltd.
  4. [1] Geograph website: 2012 photo of former Hope Foundry