Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.

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Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd.
Year: 1900
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Item #: 980
Benjamin Hick, mechanical engineer and William Hargreaves firm "Hick, Hargeaves & Co." was based at the Soho Foundry in Bolton, Lancashire.
Source: Personal Collection of David Devine, Wigan

Comment by: Tom Sheriff on 8th July 2007 at 18:30

This Lancashire boiler is a fine example of the boiler makers art, this type of boiler was patented by William Fairbairn in 1844, and continued to be manufactured through untill the 1960's.
This boiler appears to have been prepared for delivery,having been painted with a protective coating, the boiler mountings such as safety valves, stop valve, feed check valves, water level gauges etc, have been removed having been wrapped in cavass and packed in straw in stout wooden boxes for delivery to site.