Historic Steam Boiler Explosions
This quality A4 size, hard-back volume compliments our earlier title FRED DIBNAH’S CHIMNEY DROPS and it is our aim to publish other titles of this format which in the future, we trust, will form collectors’ libraries of British Industrial History.
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Alan McEwen’s latest book records over 30 terrifying and horrific boiler explosions occurring in 19th and early 20th century Cotton Mills, Collieries, Ironworks, Bleachworks and several other Industries. This well-researched book, the only one of its kind published in Great Britain for many decades also features the histories of early factory steam boilers: Balloon, Waggon, Egg-Ended, Cornish, Rastrick Vertical, Lancashire and other interesting early designs. The author has also included boiler explosions involving Traction Engines, Railway Locomotives and the disastrous explosion that claimed the lives of 45 men on board H.M.S. Thunderer.
This beautifully produced book is profusely illustrated with over 170 black and white photographs and Victorian engravings, many being exceptionally rare that form part of Alan McEwen’s Industrial Heritage Collection.
|Early Steam Boiler Explosions||Boiler Explosions In Textile Mills|
|Boiler Explosions In Bleachworks||Boiler Explosions in Iron Works|
|Multiple Boiler Explosions||Walmsley’s Atlas Forge Boiler Explosion|
|Black Horse Street Mill Boiler Explosion||Bridgefield Mill Boiler Explosion|
|Hutch Bank Mill Boiler Explosion||Greendale Mill, Grindleton Boiler Explosion|
|Dean Engine Mill Boiler Explosion||Royal Sovereign Mill Boiler Explosion|
|John Town & Sons, Bobbin Mill Boiler Explosion||Hembrigg Mill Boiler Explosion|
|Hewett & Co Boiler Explosion||Lord Brothers Factory Boiler Explosion|
|Penn Brother’s Providence Ironworks Boiler Explosion||Rastrick Boiler Explosion|
|Waggon Boiler Explosion||Egg-Ended Boiler Explosion|
|Lancashire Boiler Explosion||Cornish Boiler Explosion|
|Rag Boiler Explosions||Kier Explosions|
|Scotch Marine Return-Tube Boiler Explosions||Locomotive Boiler Explosions|
|Traction Engine Boiler Explosions||Multiple Boiler Explosions|
|Railway Locomotive Boiler Explosions||Maritime Boiler Explosions|
|Aberaman Ironworks Boiler Explosions||Blair Ironworks Boiler Explosions|
|Caledonia Dye & Bleachworks Boiler Explosions||Balbardie Colliery Boiler Explosions|
|Redcar Ironworks Boiler Explosions||Distington Hematite Iron Boiler Explosions|
|M&LR Locomotive ‘Irk’ Boiler Explosion||LNWR, Buxton Boiler Explosion|
|Midland Railway, Colne Boiler Explosion|
- Hardcover: 200 pages
- Publisher: Sledgehammer Engineering Press Limited; First Edition edition (Aug. 2009)
- ISBN-10: 0953272524
- ISBN-13: 978-0953272525
- Package Dimensions: 30 x 21.2 x 1.6 cm
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