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Webb and Son

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1866
1869.
April 1870.
June 1872.
1874.
1880
1880
1882.
January 1888.
June 1888. Leather machine bands.
1891.

of Comb's Tannery, Stowmarket.

By 1914 Webb and Son (Combs) Ltd

1937 George Watkins photographed the tannery's elderly single cylinder grasshopper engine, which had been installed secondhand in 1875. The cylinder was replaced in 1920. The exhaust steam was used for process heating.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 9' by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd, 1993, Plate 110