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Whitmore and Sons

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1950. Portable engine with cylinder smoke box.

of Wickham Market.

1780 Company established by the Whitmore family.

1822 John Whitmore (1801-1872) commenced business 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.

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

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

See Also


Sources of Information

  • [1] Mills Archive