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Watts Brothers (of Norwich)

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Connected with James Watts and Co which was dissolved in 1846

William Wiseman Watts and Charles James Watts

1853 January. Mention of a two-horse steam engine by Watts Brothers.[1]

1853 June. Advertisement. 'WATTS, BROTHERS, Engineers, Iron and Brass Founders, and General Machinists. Manufacturers of steam engines of superior efficiency and simplicity, either for draining, Farming, or Factory purposes; al kinds on machinery and Brass Work for Factories, Breweries, etc. made and repaired with the utmost promptitude and on the most reasonable terms. WATTS, BROTHERS, beg to call the particular attention of Agriculturists, Manufacturers, and the Public in general, to their Improved Fixed Steam Engine, which is complete itself without requiring any extra stays bearings from any part of the Building, and occupying a space of 2 feet 4 inches by 2 feet only; its extreme simplicity renders it capable of being removed whole, thereby requiring very little time or trouble in fixing. Price with Boiler and Fittings, four-horse £100, five-horse, £125; six-horse, £145: and other powers in proportion. Steam Thrashing Engines of first-rate quality and efficiency as reasonable at any Establishment in the Trade. Steam Thrashing, other Engines repaired and made equal to new. Steam Engine Works, Rose Lane, Norwich.'[2]

Became Watts Brothers and Riches

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Sources of Information

  1. Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 08 January 1853
  2. Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 25 June 1853