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Urmson and Thompson

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Urmson & Thompson of Hathershaw Ironworks, Oldham, were engineeers and millwrights

  • 1860s Company established
  • Maker of stationary engines. [1]
  • 1900 'Neville Beard and the late John Urmson, trading as Urmson and Thompson., Hathershaw, Oldham, engineers and millwrights. Dissolved by the death of the said John Urmson. The business has now been formed into a limited liability company, under the style of Urmson and Thompson, Limited.' [2]
  • 1906 1600 HP Horizontal cross compound engine for Gorse Mill, Chadderton [3]
  • 1906 1200 HP Horizontal cross compound engine for the Mars Mill Co, Castleton [4]


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Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  2. Liverpool Mercury, 10th March 1900
  3. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 3.1: Lancashire' by George Watkins: Landmark Publishing Ltd.
  4. Heywood Advertiser - Friday 27 July 1906