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in Dryden, Midlothian
1728 Advertisement for sale of 'fire engine' parts (presumably a Newcomen atmospheric engine): 'To be SOLD, The fine Oak Regulator Beam, and two Oak Cylinder Beams, of Dryden Fire Engine : The three Beams are all solid Pieces of Oak Timber, each twenty four Foot in Length ; the Regulator Beam is two Foot Square, and the Cylinder Beams twenty one Inches Square, in perfectly good Order; Enquire of Mr. Thomas Johnson, at the Sign of the Bird and Bush in Pilgrim-street, Newcastle.'
1736 Advertisement for sale of engine parts 'That there is to be Sold at Dryden, the Pumps of the Fire-Engine, being 32 Fathom in length, at 8 and a half Inches Diametre, with the Pump roads. Working-boxes, &c. also two extraordinary good Iron Working-Barrels, with two large Regulator beams, with the Frames and other Materials: As also, a large Water-wheel, with a fine Axle-tree, Gudgeons, Frames, and two Yeat- wheels, with the Iron and Brass Work, made use of at the Fire and Water-Engines at Dryden. Any Person who inclines to purchase the same, may apply to GEORGE LOCKHART of Carnwath at Dryden ; or in his Absence, to James Stoddart, Coal-grieve there.'