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Stephen Lewin

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1877?. No 683? Exhibit at Beamish Museum.
1875 22" gauge locomotive
1875. Contractor's locomotive.
1877. Locomotives for Guinness
1877. Small-geared locomotives.

Stephen Lewin of Lewin's Engineering Works, Poole Foundry, South Road, Poole, Dorset.

formerly Lewin, Wilkinson and Co

1874-82 Built a number of small locomotives for standard and narrow gauge working.

1874 1' 10" gauge locomotive used by the London Lead Company for working at Cornish Hush lead mine, Weardale. [1]

1875 22" gauge locomotive for a lead mine, featured in 'The Engineer' [2]

1876 Exhibitor at the Royal Agricultural Show at Birmingham but could show little of his vertical engines and boilers due to a recent fire at the works.

1877 Two single-cylinder engines named 'Malt' and 'Hops', made for Guinness and Co's Dublin brewery. 22" gauge. Capable of hauling a 16 ton load on a 1 in 30 gradient. The footplate could be readily removed to allow the engines to be taken to different levels by the hoists in the brewery [3]

1884 [Stephen Samuel Lewin|Stephen Lewin]] and James Welman of Poole Foundry declared bankrupt.[4]

For a history of the firm and its products, see 'Stephen Lewin and the Poole Foundry'[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1]Beamish Museum website
  2. The Engineer 1875/01/01
  3. The Engineer 1877/08/31
  4. Dorset County Chronicle - Thursday 01 May 1884
  5. 'Stephen Lewin and the Poole Foundry' by Russell Wear and Eric Lees, Industrial Railway Society and Industrial Locomotive Society, 1978. 101 pages
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  • The Engineer of 21st July 1876 p40