Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Abell

From Graces Guide
1863 Advertisement
William Abell steam engine formerly at The Silk Mill, Derby’s Museum of Industry and History

and William Abell Ltd, of Brook Street Iron Works, Derby

1851 Silk throwing machinery 'recently erected' by William Abell, the property of Thompson and Co, Cavnedish Street, Derby, advertised for sale [1]

Iron and brass founders, makers of a variety of machines. [2]

c.1872 Asked Henry Davey to join them but he declined. Abells set up Sun Foundry works for Davey in Leeds.

c.1906 Single cylinder steam engine for Derby Malt Vinegar Co. Removed to Derby Industrial Museum in 1986.[3]

1910 William Abell of Uttoxeter New Road, Derby, died on 22 October, aged 66.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Derby Mercury, 30 April 1851
  2. Advertisement in 'Days in Derbyshire' by Spencer T Hall, 1863
  3. Plate 40, ‘The End of a Revolution: The Last Days of Stationary Steam’ by Colin Bowden, Landmark Publishing Ltd., 2008
  4. Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - Friday 28 April 1911