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Whitmore and Binyon

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1890. Plant for the manufacture of cement.
June 1898.
1899.
1893. Deben Flour Mills Steam Engine. Exhibit at Museum of East Anglian Life.
1893. Deben Flour Mills Steam Engine. Detail. Exhibit at Museum of East Anglian Life.
1893. Deben Flour Mills Steam Engine. Exhibit at Museum of East Anglian Life.
1893. Deben Flour Mills Steam Engine. Exhibit at Museum of East Anglian Life.
1897.
General purpose horizontal engine.
Flour mill engine with 'Koenig' valve gear.
Cast iron beam engine.
Im1950SEBSEC-Whit3.jpg
Special flour mill engine.
Portable engine with cylinder smoke box.

Wickham Market.

formerly Whitmore and Sons

1868 Partnership change. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, John Whitmore the elder and William Whitmore, as Engineers, Millwrights, Ironfounders, and Coal. Merchants, carrying on business at Wickham Market, in the county of Suffolk, and at Campsey Ash, in the said county, under the firm or style of Whitmore and Sons, has been dissolved by mutual consent, as from the 1st day of January, 1858; and that the said businesses have since been and will continue to be carried on at the before-mentioned places by the said William Whitmore and George Binyon, under the firm or style of Whitmore and Binyon...'[1]

1868 Quoted for repairs to Wickham Market Bridge.[2]

c.1872 Expanded the works and hired Mr. W. J. Perrett, someone with experience in roller milling machinery.

1880 Fire at their premises near Ipswich. Agricultural Implement Manufactory.[3]

1881 Exhibited at the 1881 Milling Exhibition.

1885 The works were enlarged.

1886 The partners were William N. Whitmore, William J. Whitmore (his son), George Binyon and W. J. Perrett.

Producing beam engines to power flour mills.

1892 'Whitmore and Benyon, a firm of London engineers who are erecting a flour mill for Messrs J. Tucker at the East Dock, Cardiff.'[4]

1893 made an engine and roller mills for Rackham's Deben Flour Mill in Wickham Market. The engine is now on display at the Museum of East Anglian Life.

1893 W. Nathaniel Whitmore of Whitmore and Benyon.[5]

1897 Concentrated on producing a compound horizontal mill engine of which many were made.

1898 Incorporated as limited company

1901 The works and plant were sold by auction; E. R. and F. Turner took over the flour milling part.

1902. Martin Crannis auctioned off the Wickham Market Ironworks by order of the liquidator J.M Henderson on Sept 12th 1902.

William R. Dell and Son acquired the patterns for rice milling machinery.


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Sources of Information

  • Steam Engine Builders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1950 by The Augustine Steward Press
  • [1] Mills Archive
  1. The London Gazette Publication date:30 June 1868 Issue:23395 Page:3701
  2. Ipswich Journal - Saturday 14 March 1868
  3. Norfolk News - Saturday 25 December 1880
  4. South Wales Echo - Tuesday 15 March 1892
  5. West Surrey Times - Saturday 29 April 1893