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B. D. Taplin and Co

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of Patent Crank Works, Lincoln

See Benjamin Dutton Taplin

1860 Advertisement. 'PATENT CRANK WORKS, LINCOLN, for manufacturing Cranks out of round bars of iron or steel, and also for crushing Collars on the same, under Joseph Lee's First and Second Patents. The great advantages obtained by this process of bending Cranks are, that the fibre of the iron is continued all round the bend undisturbed, and being bent by a graduated pressure, it is impossible for them to be otherwise than perfectly sound as on the straight bars, and the cost, when finished, is nearly one-third less than those forged in the solid. Further particulars may be obtained at the Works, of Benj. D. Taplin and Co., Engineers, St. Peter-at-Gowts, Lincoln. '[1]

1862 Showed a steam engine at the 1862 London Exhibition

1862 May. At the Bath and West Society Show, they are shown as Taplin, Robey and Co with a traction engine. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Lincolnshire Chronicle - Friday 31 August 1860
  2. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser, Wednesday, May 28, 1862