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Simpson, Strickland and Co

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June 1888. Engines and boilers.
1897. Light-Draught River Steamer.
January 1903.
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Rose En Soleil. 1906.
Oil Burner for Rose En Soleil. 1906 .
Steam Racing Rose En Soleil. 1906 .
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Rose En Soleil. 1906.

Simpson, Strickland and Co of Dartmouth made steam engines for marine use.

Late Simpson and Denisons[1]

1887 name changed to Simpson, Strickland and Co when Frederic Strickland became a partner[2]

The firm specialized in the building of fast steam launches. The works were, as far as possible, self-contained, and having their own foundry, machine shop, and boiler shop, including hydraulic flanging presses.

Redesigned the boilers and machinery of wooden launches; also adapted water-tube boilers for these purposes. Developed light, wooden boats - a speed of 20 knots was maintained by the Duck, a 30-foot launch with condensing engines built - a remarkable performance in those days.

1890 Note about working hours. [3]

1894 Built the Hibernia - the fastest river launch afloat. (Simpson and Strickland of Dartmouth). [4]

1894 The firm was formed into a limited liability company

1895 experimented with steam-propelled road vehicles.

1899 Engine for SS Artemis of Cambridge

1900 Simpson, Strickland and Co announced facilities for repair and storage of cars at Teddington.[5]

1900 Tandem single-crank engines. [6]

1902 The Thames works of Simpson, Strickland and Co were acquired by Strickland and Co who would carry on business there[7]

1903 Creosote burner designed by Charles Ross.

1911 Details of their steam launch. [8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. See Advert
  2. Mechanical Engineer Records
  3. The Engineer of 24th January 1890 p71
  4. The Engineer, 24th August 1894 p176
  5. The Autocar 1900/01/20
  6. The Engineer of 16th March 1900 p290
  7. The Engineer 1902/01/31 p.126
  8. The Engineer of 20th October 1911 p400
  • Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10