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J. and R. Shorrock and Co

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J. and R. Shorrock of Darwen, Lancashire

Lancashire Loom. Exhibit at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry

Maker of stationary engines. [1]

1876 Advert: iron and brass founders.

1882 Supplied the 150 IHP tandem compound mill engine, looms, gearing, and various castings for Starkie Street Mill, Darwen. 14 ft dia flywheel, 24" wide, driving the mill by a 20" wide rubber belt, 105 ft long. [2]

1889 Horizontal cross-compound steam engine of 300 HP installed at Bank Top Mill, Darwen. Photographed by George Watkins in 1956, who noted that 'It was very rare to find a Shorrock engine'.[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  2. Preston Herald - Saturday 11 March 1882
  3. ‘Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 3.1: Lancashire’ by George Watkins: Landmark Publishing Ltd.