The Story of the Wellington Foundry:- a History of William Foster & Co. Ltd, Lincoln (Michael R. Lane) soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Unicorn Press, 1997, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Cutaways; 2-column text; Appendices ; Plans;
From the cover: The Story of the Wellington Foundry, Lincoln chronicles the 100-year independent existence of the company founded by William Foster (1816-76). It was one of a dozen or so important agricultural machinery manufacturers established during the period of High Farming. Initially, Foster concentrated upon the production of portable engines and thrashing machines for local use, but, in common with others, he soon realised that he must export to survive. Rapidly developing markets in Eastern Europe offered great potential and he established a branch works at Budapest. Concurrently with this activity he manufactured a range of stationary steam engines and agricultural machinery.
In 1889 the Wellington Foundry produced its first self-moving traction engine and sizes from 4 nhp to 8 nhp were progressively introduced. Although these were never manufactured in large quantities, the firm soon acquired a reputation for good quality, service and reliabi…
Introduction by: C. Lawrence Bembridge
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned, extending onto the occasional leaf although not affecting the text or illustrations.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12″ x 8½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entice you with something lovely from my Business History (Individual Firms) catalogue?