Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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F. W. Brackett and Co

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March 1912.
October 1912.
February 1913.
September 1915.
September 1915.
Dec 1921.
December 1929.
Argosy water pump. Exhibit at Museum of East Anglian Life.
1950. Double acting steam vacuum pump.
1950. Steam driven air compressor.
1950. Totally enclosed high speed engine
April 1969.

Hythe Bridge Ironworks, Colchester.

1898 Francis Whitwell Brackett started the business aided by three others.

1900 Moved to new site adjoining Clacton Road.

1909 Private company.

1914 Produced their first vertical and fully enclosed forced lubrication engine.

c.1932 Purchased manufacturing rights to Argosy Pumps

1938 Last steam unit made.

1961 Engineers, Manufacturing pumps, water screens and strainers. [1]

Current company [1] Brackett Green

See Also


Sources of Information

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