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Whitmore and Binyon

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1890. Plant for the manufacture of cement.
June 1898.
1899.
1893. Deben Flour Mills Steam Engine. Exhibit at Museum of East Anglian Life.
1893. Deben Flour Mills Steam Engine. Detail. Exhibit at Museum of East Anglian Life.
1893. Deben Flour Mills Steam Engine. Exhibit at Museum of East Anglian Life.
1893. Deben Flour Mills Steam Engine. Exhibit at Museum of East Anglian Life.
1897.
General purpose horizontal engine.
Flour mill engine with 'Koenig' valve gear.
Cast iron beam engine.
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Special flour mill engine.

Wickham Market.

1780 Company established by the Whitmore family.

1822 John Whitmore (1801-1872) commenced on his own.

1839 Listed as 'John Whitmore, Millwright and Engineer'.

Produced a number of engines and complete windmills.

1855 Employed 60 persons.

1860 John Whitmore brought his 2 sons William Nathaniel Whitmore, aged 27, and John Whitmore Junior, aged 21 into partnership as Whitmore and Sons, producer of equipment for mill-stone milling.

1862 At the 1862 London Exhibition the company was Whitmore and Sons.

1864 200 men were employed at the Iron Works; an office was opened in Mark Lane, London

1868 George Binyon was taken into partnership - Whitmore and Binyon.

c.1872 Expanded the works and hired Mr. W. J. Perrett, someone with experience in roller milling machinery.

1881 Exhibited at the 1881 Milling Exhibition.

1885 The works were enlarged.

1886 The partners were William N. Whitmore, William J. Whitmore (his son), George Binyon and W. J. Perrett.

Producing beam engines to power flour mills.

1893 made an engine and roller mills for Rackham's Deben Flour Mill in Wickham Market. The engine is now on display at the Museum of East Anglian Life.

1897 Concentrated on producing a compound horizontal mill engine of which many were made.

1898 Incorporated as limited company

1901 The works and plant were sold by auction; E. R. and F. Turner took over the flour milling part.

1902. Martin Crannis auctioned off the Wickham Market Ironworks by order of the liquidator J.M Henderson on Sept 12th 1902.

William R. Dell and Son acquired the patterns for rice milling machinery.


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Sources of Information

  • Steam Engine Builders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1950 by The Augustine Steward Press
  • [1] Mills Archive