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W. H. Allen and Co

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1881. Centrifugal Pumping Engine
1881. Ventilating Fan and Engine.
1882. Electric light engines for the Spanish Government.
1882. Centrifugal pumping engines.
1882. Gas exhauster.
1883. Centrifugal pumping engines, Bute Docks, Cardiff.
1886. Centrifugal pumps and engines.
March 1888. Centrifugal pumping engines.
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1897. Centrifugal Pumping Engines.
1897. Surface Condenser for Electric Light Engines.
1897. Compound Engine and Dynamo.
1897. Compound Engine and Dynamo.
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1899. Compound condensing plant.
1902. Wallasey Dock pumping plant.
1904. Pumping engine for the new south dock at Cardiff.
1904 Steam engine driving centrifugal pump for Kobe Floating Dock
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1906. Allen-Edwards air pump
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Turbine Pump for Mining Purposes. 1907.
Steam Driven Fan. 1907.
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1909. Oil engine driving a turbine pump.
1909. 2-2.5 hp oil engine and dynamo set.
1909. Pumps and turbines for circulating condensing water.
1909. Oil engine driving a turbine pump.
1909. 2-2.5 hp oil engine and dynamo set.
Pumps and turbines for circulating condensing water. Plant For Newcastles Corporation Tramways. 1909.
1909. Electric lighting set for SS Tortuguero.
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1914. The Fullagar gas engine.
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1914. Pumping station at Royal Albert Docks.
Le Rhône engine made by W H Allen, on display at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle.
Detail of Le Rhône engine made by W H Allen, on display at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle.
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of York Street Works, Lambeth, London, S.E., later of Bedford.

1880 Company established by William Henry Allen at York Street Works, Lambeth, London.

1881 Employing 55 men [1]

1889 William took his son Richard into partnership.

1893 Son Richard retired

1894 Queen's works constructed at Bedford; business moved there from Lambeth. Name changed to W. H. Allen Son and Co.

1894 Catalogue of Condensing plant. (W. H. Allen of Lambeth). [2]

1896 Carried out all the electric lighting work for Harland and Wolff of Belfast[3]

1900 Incorporated as a limited company (W. H. Allen Son and Co Ltd). The company was registered on 29 July, to acquire a business of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical engineers. [4]

1900 Catalogue of two-crank enclosed compound engine. [5]

1900 Supplied condensing plant for the Port Dundas Electricity Supply Works in Glasgow (W. H. Allen and Son). [6]

1904 Supplied steam-driven centrifugal pump for Kobe Floating Dock, Japan. [7]

1908 Two sets of irrigation pumps supplied to Egypt consisting of compound steam engines and a turbine pump in one case and a Conqueror pump in the other[8].

1914 Mechanical, hydraulic and electrical engineers. Specialities: high-speed steam engines, centrifugal pumps and pumping engines for irrigation, drainage etc.; auxiliary machinery in connection with warships and the mercantile marine; independent condensing plants, turbine pumps, motors and dynamo electric machinery. Employees 1,000. [9]

1920 Name changed to W. H. Allen, Sons and Co Ltd

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. The Engineer of 27th April 1894 p360
  3. The Engineer 1896/07/10
  4. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  5. The Engineer of 23rd February 1900. p264
  6. The Engineer of 14th September 1900 p253
  7. The Engineer of 22nd July 2004
  8. The Times, 6 May 1908
  9. 1914 Whitakers Red Book