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1870.Beating Engine for Paper Mills.
1876. Horizontal compound corliss engine, designed by George Allan.
1877. Patent compound Corliss engine.
1879. Three-Cylinder Compound Engines of the Yacht "Isa".
1886. Rice Mill at Rangoon for Mohr Brothers and Co.
March 1888. Compound Corliss engine; 2500 indicated horse-power, for a mill in India.
April 1888. Compound Corliss engine.
April 1888. Compound Corliss engine.
1889. Four cylinder triple expansion Corliss engine.
1923. Corliss engine. Exhibit at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
1923. Corliss engine. Exhibit at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

of Dunniker Foundry, Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire.

1857 Company established.

1876 1,000 IHP Corliss twin cylinder compound engine for Bombay.[1].

1888 2500 IHP engine for a spinning mill in India. Two cylinders, 40" and 70" diameter, 6 ft stroke. 60 rpm. 30 ft dia crankshaft grooved for 38 ropes. Crankshaft made from Whitworth's fluid compressed steel.[2]

1912 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1914 Engineers, Millwrights, Iron and Brass Founders and Forging Makers. Specialities: Heavy Steam Engine Work for Mill Driving, Waterworks Pumping, Mine Hoisting, Winding and Pumping, Rice Milling Machinery, Carels Drop Valve Engines, Corliss Steam Engines, Barring Engines, Triple Expansion Marine Engines. Employees 400. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Engineering 1876/05/19
  2. [1] Practical Engineer, 13 April 1888, p.170
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book