Organisation Maudslay, Sons & Field (1833 - )
London, United Kingdom
Maudslay, Sons and Field was a company based in Lambeth Marsh, London, that made steam engines.
It was established by renowned tool and machinery engineer Henry Maudslay in 1798. Around 1810 he took Joshua Field as a partner in his firm and it became known as Maudslay, Field and Co.
After Maudslay's death in 1831, his sons Thomas Henry Maudslay and Joseph Maudslay joined the business. During their time the business grew into one of the most renowned engine and parts manufacturers in the country. The Maudslay brothers patented the 'Siamese' twin cylinder engine (1839) and a double cylinder engine(1853). In 1855 they also patented and began producing for the Admiralty a breech-loading gun that was used during the Crimean War.
Many significant engineers began their careers as apprentices with Maudslay, Sons and Field, including Joseph Whitworth and Peter Brotherhood.
- Henry Maudslay and Co was founded by Henry Maudslay
- c. 1810
- Joshua Field becomes partner, company is renamed Maudslay, Field and Co.
- William Muir joins the company
- Henry Maudslay dies
- Maudslay's sons become partners, company is renamed Maudslay, Sons and Field
- Completed the engine for SS Great Western
- Patent granted for 'Siamese' twin cylinder engine
- 1839 - 1842
- Commissioned to build 200 horsepower engines for the Admiralty
- Award - 1851 Great Exhibition Award for Coining Press
- Patent granted for double cylinder marine engine
- Patent granted for breech-loading cannon
- Joseph Maudslay dies
- Thomas Henry Maudslay dies
- Completed the engine for HMS Agincourt
- 'Twin screw engines and boilers constructed by Messrs Maudslay, Sons, and Field, for one of HMS Launches', The Engineer, vol. 22, 28 September 1866, pp. 232-233. Details
- 'Twin screw engines and boilers constructed by Messrs Maudslay, Sons, and Field, for one of HMS launches', The Engineer, vol. 22, 28 September 1866, pp. 232-233. Details
- 'The Paris Exhibition Steam launch engines for the English Government, by Messrs Maudslay, Sons, and Field', The Engineer, vol. 23, 24 May 1867, p. 464 and 467. Details
- 'Thames shipbuilding and marine engineering', The Engineer, vol. 86, 30 December 1898, pp. 636-638. Details
- Evans, F. T., 'The Maudslay Touch: Henry Maudslay, Product of the past and maker of the future', Transactions of The Newcomen Society, vol. 66, 1994-1995, pp. 153-174. Details
- Gilbert, K. R., 'Henry Maudslay 1771-1831', Transactions of the Newcomen Society, vol. 44, 1971-1972, pp. 49-62. Details
- Petree, J. F., 'Maudslay, Sons & Field as General Engineers', Transactions of The Newcomen Society, vol. 15, 1934-1935, pp. 39-61. Details
- Sharp, R., 'A sad anniversary: the death of Maudslay Sons & Field', The Mariner’s Mirror, vol. 86, no. 1, February 2000, pp. 75-77. Details
Sources used to compile this entry: Gilbert, K. R., 'Henry Maudslay 1771-1831', Transactions of the Newcomen Society, vol. 44, 1971-1972, pp. 49-62.
Prepared by: Rebecca Rigby