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Lowca Engine Works

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1794 Established by Heslop and Millward, the original makers of the 'Heslop' atmospheric engine, once as well known in the north of England as the Boulton and Watt type of engine elsewhere.

1857 Fletcher, Jennings and Co took over the business of Tulk and Ley of the Lowca Engine Works.

1862 Mineral tank locomotive described and illustrated in The Practical Mechanic's Journal, January 1862.

1884 On the retirement of Henry Allason Fletcher, the works were acquired by the Lowca Engineering Co Ltd

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