ESSEX-UK-L ArchivesArchiver > ESSEX-UK > 2000-04 > 0955171512
From: "Ken Knott" <>
Subject: Re: Stationary Engine Cleaner
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2000 06:25:12 +0100
I guess he's the chap that starts work when the
Stationary Engine Driver Goes home!
Seriously, In the days prior to the introduction of
Electricity Motors, Factories needed power to
operate. I have found several Stationary Engine Drivers
on the 1891 census, mostly related to Cotton Mills.
The power to run the machinery was supplied by
steam driven engines to an overhead pulley system.
Hence the stationary engine!
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Hawkins <>
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2000 5:04 AM
Subject: Stationary Engine Cleaner
> Hello Essex,
> In 1908 what exactly was a 'Stationary Engine Cleaner', please, what
> of firm employed such?
> Bob H.
> Perth, Western Australia.