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Woolf and Edwards

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of Mill Street, Lambeth

Early 1800s Arthur Woolf entered into a partnership with Humphrey Edwards for producing engines and boilers

1811 The Woolf engine was demonstrated at various events in London which were witnessed by a number of well known engineers of the time[1]. Comparative trials with engines grinding corn were undertaken at the Battersea Mill of James Hodson, using a Boulton and Watt engine, and at the premises of Woolf and Edwards, using a Woolf patent engine. The amount of fuel consumed compared with the coal consumed came out strongly in Woolf's favour.[2]. However, the B&W engine was old, while Woolf's was relatively new.

1811 The partnership was dissolved.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1925/06/12
  2. Globe - Thursday 30 January 1812