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Some early Robey steam engines

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Glossy booklet with BW photos and descriptions of some early Robey steam engines
Matt fawn soft covers. A small circular sticker on the first page. No inscriptions.
Robert Robey was born in Nottingham in 1826. established the business in Lincoln in 1854 'at the Perseverance Ironworks.
In 1854 built the first iron framed threshing machine. The Robey Steam Wagon In 1861 the firm produced its first portable steam engine, moving on to traction engines. They also made steam engines for industry, railways and steam wagons for the road. built a prototype of steam ploughing equipment to the designs of W. Savory, A Robey steam engine won a gold medal for reliability at the Paris Exhibition in 1878. Robeys produced threshing machines, saw benches, mills, and elevators, all for steam power. Electrical plant supplied by Robeys lit Lincoln Cathedral to celebrate both the Golden and Diamond Jubilees of Queen Victoria. The electric winding gear for Blackpool Tower was produced by Robeys. Robeys main customers for winding gear were coal mines. The strength of their general steam engineering business in boilers, stationary engines, etc. enabled the firm to survive the decline of agricultural steam business after the First World War. The firm added road rollers to the product range in the 1920s, and after 1945 moved into electrical and diesel engineering, finally going out of business in February 1988.

Item details

Author(s):
P J M Southworth
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
210 x 298 mm 232 g
Edition:
1986
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0951185608
ISBN-13:
9780951185605
Number of pages:
43
Publisher:
P.J.M. Southworth
Title:
Some early Robey steam engines

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Glossy booklet with BW photos and descriptions of some early Robey steam engines
Matt fawn soft covers. A small circular sticker on the first page. No inscriptions.
Robert Robey was born in Nottingham in 1826. established the business in Lincoln in 1854 'at the Perseverance Ironworks.
In 1854 built the first iron framed threshing machine. The Robey Steam Wagon In 1861 the firm produced its first portable steam engine, moving on to traction engines. They also made steam engines for industry, railways and steam wagons for the road. built a prototype of steam ploughing equipment to the designs of W. Savory, A Robey steam engine won a gold medal for reliability at the Paris Exhibition in 1878. Robeys produced threshing machines, saw benches, mills, and elevators, all for steam power. Electrical plant supplied by Robeys lit Lincoln Cathedral to celebrate both the Golden and Diamond Jubilees of Queen Victoria. The electric winding gear for Blackpool Tower was produced by Robeys. Robeys main customers for winding gear were coal mines. The strength of their general steam engineering business in boilers, stationary engines, etc. enabled the firm to survive the decline of agricultural steam business after the First World War. The firm added road rollers to the product range in the 1920s, and after 1945 moved into electrical and diesel engineering, finally going out of business in February 1988.

Author(s):
P J M Southworth
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
210 x 298 mm 232 g
Edition:
1986
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0951185608
ISBN-13:
9780951185605
Number of pages:
43
Publisher:
P.J.M. Southworth
Title:
Some early Robey steam engines

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