Woolf and Edwards
From Graces Guide
of Mill Street, Lambeth
1811 The Woolf engine was demonstrated at various events in London which were witnessed by a number of well known engineers of the time. Comparative trials with engines grinding corn were undertaken at the Battersea Mill of James Hodson, using a Boulton and Watt engine, and at the premises of Woolf and Edwards, using a Woolf patent engine. The amount of fuel consumed compared with the coal consumed came out strongly in Woolf's favour.. However, the B&W engine was old, while Woolf's was relatively new.
1811 The partnership was dissolved.
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1925/06/12
- Globe - Thursday 30 January 1812