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Abbott & Co. Boiler Makers: Horizontal boiler

A boiler possibly for use in a small railway locomotive. Founded by Thomas Abbott (a native of the Nottinghamshire village of Lowdham) in 1870 the company became the first business to take on the manufacture of steam boilers in Newark. At that time the business was located between Lincoln Street and Northgate, and it was not until 1884 that they moved across the railway line to their present three…