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Walker, Eaton and Co

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1867. Bessemer plant at John Brown and Co's works in Sheffield.
1867. Bessemer plant at John Brown and Co's works in Sheffield.

of Wicker Steel and Iron Works, Sheffield

1853 Steel Converters and Refiners, Engineers, Iron and Brass Founders, etc.

1857 Steel Converters and Refiners. [1]

1855 and 1860? Double beam engine at Sheffield Forge and Rolling Mill Co., Millsands, Sheffield[2].

1875: "3rd April 1875 Coal Aston Collieries: Messrs. James Rhodes and Sons who have worked out the colliery are to sell by auction the 16 H.P. engine by Walker Eaton and Co. A 22 H.P. horizontal engine by Walker Eaton, 12 H.P. vertical engine and two large boilers by Wood Brothers. 88 coke ovens. The colliery is about 1 1/2 miles from Dronfield."[3]

1883 Supplied rolling plant comprising an 18 in. forgetrain with squeezer, pendulum shears, and engines, a 14 in. and 10 in. merchant mill, hot-saw, and two shingling-hammers for the abortive Onehunga ironsands smelting project in New Zealand. The equipment appears to have subsequently gone to China.[4]

1899 Acquired by Brightside Foundry and Engineering Co

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] White's Directory of Derbyshire
  2. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 1: Yorkshire'. Landmark Publishing Ltd., 2000
  3. [2] website
  4. [3]Online version of 'New Zealand Ironsands: an Historical Account of an Attempt to Smelt Ironsands at Onehunga in 1883' by J M Chambers. Read before the Technological Section of the Wellington Philosophical Society, 13th June, 1917