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Whatley and Co

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Stationary steam engine
Whatley & Co pump in Pewsey Heritage Centre. This was used for many years to supply water to the village of Everleigh
Former Whatley & Co building, now Pewsey Heritage Centre

Whatley & Co of Pewsey, Wiltshire

c.1870 Founded by Uriah Whatley

General engineers, well borers, and makers of water pumps.

The firm continues in business as Whatley & Co (Pewsey) Ltd., Water Engineers, at Hightrees, Salisbury Road, Pewsey

1925 Took over the stock of Scout Motors and assembles a few cars

A small stationary steam engine with Whatley's name cast into the steam chest cover, was displayed at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in 2010 (see photo). At first sight unremarkable, in fact it has an unusual arrangement for the crankshaft bearings. The bearing housings are solid rather than having separate bolted-on bearing caps. For assembly, the crankshaft complete with its bearings would be inserted sideways through the slots in the bedplate.

The old workshop now houses Pewsey Heritage Centre, which retains some of the old machinery and examples of some of the company's products.


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