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Bakers (of King's Lynn)

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Robert Southgate Baker. W. P. Baker. J. C. Baker?

1858 Advert: 'PHOENIX WORKS. R S. BAKER, BLACKFRIARS' ROAD, LYNN, AGRICULTURAL & GENERAL ENGINEER.
Manufacturer of portable and fixed Steam Engines, combined and other Thrashing Machines, and every description of Agricultural Implements.
Saw Benches, Morticing, Tenoning, Grooving, Moulding and Planing Machines on the most approved construction, Draining Engines, Waterwheels, &c.'
N.B.— Fire Boxes, Tubes and all other repairs on the shortest notice.'[1]


  • c.1870? Small vertical engine driving scoop wheel at Middleton Towers Estate, Middleton, photographed by George Watkins in 1936 [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Lynn Advertiser, 6 November 1858
  2. Plate 74, 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 9' by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd