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Thornewill and Warham

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Thornewill and Warham winding engine at Winding House Museum, New Tredegar (former Elliott Colliery).
1897 Thornewill and Warham pumping engine at The Bratch Pumping Station
Engine crosshead on the move at The Bratch Pumping Station

Thornewill and Warham of Burton-on-Trent were brewery engineers

Established 1732

1860 Supplied a beam pumping engine to Mill Close lead Mines in Darley Dale

1861 Commenced locomotive building for Bass, Ratcliffe and Gretton

1897 Supplied two vertical pumping engines to The Bratch Pumping Station (see photo)

1891 Supplied a winding engine to Elliott Colliery (see photo)

1900 Supplied a winding engine to the Powell Duffryn Co

1907 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1914 Engineers, Iron and Brass Founders, Millwrights and Boilermakers. Specialities: Colliery and mining plant, waterworks and sewage plant, brewery and general engineering, winding and hauling plant, blowing engines, compound and condensing engines, pumping engines. Employees 300 to 500. [1]

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Sources of Information

  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  • The Steam Engine in Industry by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978/9. ISBN 0-903485-65-6