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W. P. Wilkins

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An underdrive Grasshopper engine.

St Helen's street, Ipswich.

1851 Grasshopper engine. [1]

1855 William Pickford Wilkins is listed as a millwright.

1862 At the 1862 London Exhibition he showed a compound engine.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Photograph of engine
  • Steam Engine Builders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1950 by The Augustine Steward Press