Amoskeag Engine Plant Transferred.

Amoskeag Engine Plant Transferred.

The Providence, R. I., Daily Journal of August 22 has the following: The International Power company, of which the American and British Manufacturing company of this city is a branch, has closed the plant for the manufacture of the Amoskeag steam fire engine at Manchester. N. H., in which it is interested. The manufacture of these pieces of fire apparatus is now being conducted in this city, at the plant of the company on Charles street. The Amoskeag plant is more than fifty years old. It originally was located in Lawrence, Mass., but in 1859 was transferred to Manchester. Up to about 1872 the engines were a celebrated product of the old Amoskeag machine shop. The machines have been sent to different parts of the globe, and today England. Russia, China. New South W ales, Peru and Chile have the engines built at Manchester in use. The right to build them is now owned by the International Power company of New York, and they are to be built in future in this city, which is nearer the home office than Manchester would be. A few years ago the International Power company purchased the oldestablished plants of the Rhode Island Locomotive company and the Corliss Steam Engine company and combined them under the name of the American and British Manufacturing company. For some time new orders for these engines have been received at the plant in this city, and the works in Manchester were conducted simply to finish such engines as were being set up. The work on the last pair of engines to be built there was concluded on Wednesday night. They were being built under contract with the city of Camden, N. J., and were to be shipped away at once. These machines bear the numbers 838 and 839, respectively, and this last number represents the total number of fire engines that have been built as Amoskeag engines since the plant was established at Manchester.”

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