[Bell Historians] Taylors and timber headstocks

daviesm at g... daviesm at g...
Tue Jan 25 11:03:10 GMT 2005

David writes

As Ben says, Taylor's introduced cast iron headstocks in 1892 at Egmanton 
and they became a standard fitment almost immediately. The cast iron 
lowside frame was also first used in this year, at Dumbleton, Glos 
(although interestingly with timber stocks). The H frame had been in use 
for several years by then, initially with timber grillages and later with 
RSJs. I'm not sure exactly when timber was ditched in favour of steel for 
the frame foundations, but it was at some point in the early 1890s

St Johns Cardiff are an 1893 "top and tail" Taylor augmentation to 10. 
Wooden headstocks (until 1999) and H/A Frames on timber grillages.


Martin Davies

Italik Ltd
Wharfebank House, Ilkley Road
Otley, West Yorkshire UK 
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