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Ashworth and Parker

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1956 Ashworth and Parker steam engine driving generator at Collins Bros sawmill in New Zealand
1908. Inverted twin-cylinder steam engine. Exhibit at the Museum of Power.

Ashworth and Parker, maker of high speed steam engines, of Riverside Works, Bury

Engine and Dynamo set. Dynamo by Mather and Platt. Exhibit at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry

1917 Mr W. A Ashworth retired from the firm, and business was continued under the remaining partners of the firm - Mr W. S. Parker and Mr F. O. L. Chorlton.[1]

1943 Engine for booster at Swindon Gas Works

By 1949 was a member of the Walmsleys (Bury) Group[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1917/04/06 p 326.
  2. The Times, Jan 06, 1949
  • The Steam Engine in Industry by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978. ISBN 0-903485-65-6