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Marsden's Engines

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of Union Foundry, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire

  • Maker of stationary steam engines. [1]
  • 1906 Horizontal 100 IHP engine with Corliss valves, driving tannery machinery and 18 kW dynamo at William Barker and Sons, Cross Green, Otley, until 1988. Removed for preservation. [2]
  • 1923 300 HP Horizontal tandem engine at E. V. Naish Ltd., Felt Mills, Wilton. Photographed by George Watkins in 1965. Secondhand when brought to the mill. Cylinders 14" and 28" bore, 3 ft stroke. Drum 22 ft diameter. [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10
  2. Plate 173, ‘The End of a Revolution: The Last Days of Stationary Steam’ by Colin Bowden, Landmark Publishing Ltd., 2008
  3. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 7': The South & South West, by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd