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Oliver and Co

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1878. Casson's saw bench with saw-steadying apparatus.
1881. Schram's Air Compressor.

Oliver and Co (W. Oliver and Co) of Broad Oaks Works, Chesterfield.

1860 Mr. Oliver set up business on a small site in the centre of Chesterfield

1870 He bought land on which new works were built.

1881 Schram air compressor

1880s Winding engine for Grassmoor Colliery, Chesterfield. Photographed by George Watkins in 1964.[1]

1889 Built two locomotives for the Cranford Ironstone Co [2]

1889/1899 The company was bought by Markham and Co

Maker of stationary engines. [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 5: The North Midlands', by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd
  2. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  3. Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10