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Plowright Brothers

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of Chesterfield.

1902 Public company.

1913 Advert: 'ONE PAIR of HAULAGE ENGINES by Plowright Bros., 14” x 22”, cast iron frames, with cylinders bolted to the frame (sides), slide valves and link motion, complete with gear about 6 to 1 ; also DRUM, 5 feet diameter, built up with cast iron bosses and wrought iron flanges, with cast iron clam clutch; all in good working order; also about 600 yards of 6” cast iron STEAM FLANGE PIPES, in good condition; been working at a steam pressure of 80lbs. per inch.— Donisthorpe Colliery Company, Limited, Ashby-de-la- Zouch.'[1]

1960 Advert for the design, manufacture and erection of bulk handling plant.[2]

1961 Colliery and mechanical handling engineers, coal handling equipment for surface and underground; coal preparation plant, screening, crushing, dirt disposal; vertical and slope mine shaft equipment. Structural and fabrication engineers.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 19 November 1913
  2. * Mining Year Book 1960. Published by Walter E. Skinner. Advert p551
  3. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE