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Blaylock and Pratchett

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Blaylock and Pratchitt of Denton Iron Works, Denton Holme, Carlisle built portable steam engines.

1859 The company was formed by William Pratchitt (who had been apprenticed at Benjamin Hick and Sons) and John Blaylock and was originally located at the Long Island Ironworks in Carlisle.

Tendered for a locomotive for the Ffestiniog Railway.

1863 Moved to new premises at Denton Holme.

Suppliers of all railway clocks on the London and North Western Railway main line and at all stations from Carlisle to Wigan. They also provided and erected the ironwork for a number of stations.

Also see Pratchitt and Blaylock of Denton Iron Works

See Also


Sources of Information

  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816