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J. I. Headly

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c.1845 J. I. Headly horizontal steam engine at Cambridge Museum of Technology
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of Cambridge

Formerly Headly and Manning

Subsequently traded as J. I. Headly at the Eagle Foundry, until the retirement of James Ind Headly in 1887.

1876 Offer of a Double Roll Bone Mill: J. I. Headly, Eagle Foundry & Coprolite Mills, Cambridge[1].

c1900 Became Headly and Edwards.

1920s The company closed.

A c.1845 J. I. Headly horizontal steam engine is on display at Cambridge Museum of Technology. See photos. Approx 40 HP at 70 rpm, 60 psi max. Cylinder 15" bore, 29" stroke. It spent its working life of 123 years at Thomas Evans' leather works in Cambridge.

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Sources of Information

  1. Advert in The Chemical News 5 May 1876