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Sabberton Brothers

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of St Martin at Palace Ironworks, Norwich

Company established by Thomas Sabberton of Thorp and his four sons

1845 Claimed to have supplied plant for the Norwich-Yarmouth Railway line

1870s Started making steam engines and supplied early orders to Paris and Scott to drive ship's generators

1884 Castings for Foundry Bridge which was erected by Robert Tidman and Sons

1890s Made several tandem compound engines

merged with Payne, Bussey and Co and became Bussey and Sabberton

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Sources of Information

  • Steam Engine Builders of Norfolk by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1948 by The Augustine Steward Press