Firgrove Mill Steam Engine

Made:
1907 in Rochdale
Governer on Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Rochdale, c. 1907..Photographed Governer on Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Rochdale, c. 1907..Photographed Firgrove engine detail in the Power Hall.
Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Firgrove engine detail in the Power Hall.
Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Firgrove engine detail in the Power Hall.
Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Starter engine on the Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Rochdale, c.

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Governer on Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Rochdale, c. 1907..Photographed
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Governer on Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Rochdale, c. 1907..Photographed
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Firgrove engine detail in the Power Hall. Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught,
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Firgrove engine detail in the Power Hall. Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught,
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Firgrove engine detail in the Power Hall. Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught,
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Starter engine on the Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Rochdale, c.
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Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Rochdale, 1907. From 1907 to 1970, this engine drove the R. Barnes & Co. Firgrove Mill in Rochdale, which produced flannelette, also known as brushed cotton, a soft and fluffy cotton fabric most often used for bedding and children's clothes.

Archive material relating to the engine is catalogued in Adlib.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
Y1972.29
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cast iron, copper (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
steam engine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • engine - power producing equipment
credit:
Gift of Courtaulds Limited