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Reference 2001-293
Covering dates 1883-1928
Held by Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester
Extent 3 boxes, 1 folder
Source of acquisition Collection was donated to the Museum in 2001 by Henry Pilling's descendants June Fielden and Chris Begg
Arrangement Level description - Catalogued.
The listing has been prepared chronologically with each succesive Series reflecting the periods of employment through Mr. Pilling's working life.
The photographs, being mainly undated, have been listed according to their importance, with the Galloways photographs taking precedence.

Administrative history:
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
Henry Pilling [MBE] was born Bolton, 1867, the son of William Pilling, Millwright. He was apprenticed to John Wood and John Musgrave and married Sara Gerrard at Bolton in 1894. In 1896 the family moved to Chorlton and Pilling worked with the National Boiler and General Insurance Company of Manchester. By 1909 Pilling was working for Galloways and he was registered as an Engine and Boiler Works manager in 1915.
In 1916 Pilling was elected to the Executive Committee of the Manchester & District Engineer Employers Federation and in 1918 he was promoted General Manager at Galloways. Pilling was the President of the Manchester Association of Engineers and in 1928 he was elected President of the MDEEA/F.
He died in a nursing home in 1931 and the Galloway Company went into receivership in 1932.

Contents:
Employment papers, technical reports and photographs



SERIES 1. Papers relating to employment with John Wood & Co. as an apprentice 1883-1888  2001-293/1  [n.d.]

Full size drawing of a governor  2001-293/1/1  1885

Catalogue of engines manufactured by J. & E. Wood  2001-293/1/2  1886

SERIES 2. Papers relating to employment with John Musgrace as an apprentice 1888-96  2001-293/2  [n.d.]

Proposed plan of engines, condensers, pumps, boilers. etc., - Generating Station Liverpool Overhead Railways  2001-293/2/1  1891

Drawing, proposed plan of duplicate set of engines, pumps and condensers  2001-293/2/2  1891

Manufacturing drawing of automatic indicating tackle for high speed engines  2001-293/2/3  1891

6½." horizontal air pump and surface condenser  2001-293/2/4  1892

Extract from The Textile Recorder on Musgrave engines  2001-293/2/5  1892

Arrangement of patent N.D.C. high speed compound engine  2001-293/2/6  1892

Plan of patent "Fleming" triple expansion steam engine  2001-293/2/7  1892

Brookfield engine test  2001-293/2/8  1894

Prime cost for cylinders  2001-293/2/9  1896

Notes on Musgraves engines  2001-293/2/10  n.d

SERIES 3. Papers relating to employment with National Boiler & General insurance, Manchester - 1896-1905  2001-293/3  [n.d.]

National Boiler & General Insurance test book with indicator diagrams  2001-293/3/1  1890s

Table of steam engine performance against steam pressure  2001-293/3/2  1897

Testing of steam engine at Shipley Wool Combing Co  2001-293/3/3  1899

Discussion on Lancashire v. water tube boilers  2001-293/3/4  1901

Notes on reduction valves & formulae  2001-293/3/5  1901

Testing of steam engine at C. F. Taylors Airdale Mills Shipley  2001-293/3/6  1901

Test report on engine at C. F. Taylors Airdale Mills Shipley  2001-293/3/7  1901

Test on size & speed of oil drops for lubrication  2001-293/3/8  1902

Insurance characteristics & calculations for mild steel cambered ends  2001-293/3/9  1903

H. Pillings tests & notes on Bessbrook & Glenmore  2001-293/3/10  1903

Boiler riveting details  2001-293/3/11  1904

H. Pilings test & notes on Hornsby boiler  2001-293/3/12  1905

Report on collapsing pressure of loco. Firebox  2001-293/3/13  n.d

Engine breakdowns - Longridge  2001-293/3/14  n.d

Test results for steam engine at A.E. Reed & Co  2001-293/3/15  n.d

H. Pilling's test book  2001-293/3/16  n.d

List of firms their engine makers and details  2001-293/3/17  n.d

SERIES 4. Papers relating to employment with Yates & Thom 1905-1909  2001-293/4  [n.d.]

Report on second-hand blowing engine at Lonsdale Iron Works  2001-293/4/1  1905

Steam consumption diagram  2001-293/4/2  1905

Letter from D.R. Maclachlan on crank angles & rope fluctuations  2001-293/4/3  1905

Estimate for a steam engine  2001-293/4/4  1906

Letter re-engine step ladders  2001-293/4/5  1906

Blueprint - standard screwed toe rivets  2001-293/4/6  1906

Estimate of weight of a steam engine for F. Sumners & Co. Glossop  2001-293/4/7  1906

Estimate for a steam engine at the Dacca Twist Co  2001-293/4/8  1906

Test report of engine at C. F. Taylor's Airdale Mills Shipley  2001-293/4/9  1907

Sketch of Lancashire boiler for quotation to Milson & Co London  2001-293/4/10  1907

Steam engine test reports  2001-293/4/11  1907-08

Analysis of wages for manufacture of boilers  2001-293/4/12  1908

Comparative costs of boilers. Gusset Stays-v-Dish Ends  2001-293/4/13  1908

Prices for horizontal cross compound engines  2001-293/4/14  1908

Letters & sketches on fly wheels  2001-293/4/15  1908

Yates & Thom Ltd office & works staff-period  2001-293/4/16  1908

Blueprint - design for a flexible coupling  2001-293/4/17  1909

Information on spinning company fly wheels  2001-293/4/18  n.d

Metropolitan water board estimate notes for triple expansion condenser engine  2001-293/4/19  n.d

Schedule of suitable flue or chimney sizes various batteries and boilers  2001-293/4/20  n.d

Quote for engines to Powell-Duffryn  2001-293/4/21  n.d

Notes on use of cylinder oil  2001-293/4/22  n.d

Plan of setting for a Lancashire boiler  2001-293/4/23  n.d

Transmission of heat in boiler  2001-293/4/24  n.d

SERIES 5; Papers relating to employment with Galloway's 1909-1928  2001-293/5  [n.d.]

Book on boilers engines and machinery  2001-293/5/1  1894

Notes on air pumps. (with shorthand notes)  2001-293/5/2  1898

Note on envelope, re: - new pump  2001-293/5/3  1900

Estimate sheets for the Ahmedabad Shira Ramkrishna Mill Co  2001-293/5/4  1907-08

Instruction Manual for high steam/low water safety valves  2001-293/5/5  1907

Bombay List of Firms purchasing Lancashire boilers and the freight rates  2001-293/5/6  1910

Bombay List of Firms purchasing Lancashire boilers  2001-293/5/7  1910

Blueprint of L. P. cylinder manufacture  2001-293/5/8  1910

Quotations for boilers at Lever Bros. Ltd., Port Sunlight  2001-293/5/9  1910

Folder of Documentation and a Letter to Mr. Thompson as Galloways rep. in India  2001-293/5/10  1910

Quotation for boiler to Vicars Sons & Maxim Ltd., Barrow-in-Furnace  2001-293/5/11  1910

Quotations for boilers to Bigrigg Co. Ltd., Moor Row, Cumberland  2001-293/5/12  1911

Quotation for second-hand/new boilers  2001-293/5/13  1911

Quotation to Samuel Allsopp & Sons Ltd., Burton-on-Trent  2001-293/5/14  1911

Piston for drop valve steam engine  2001-293/5/15  1912

Gas engines Ehrhartdt & Sehmer patents  2001-293/5/16  1912

Quote for boilers to Brunner-Mond, Northwich  2001-293/5/17  1913

Quotation for two boilers to Samuel Osborn & Co. Ltd., Sheffield  2001-293/5/18  1914

Essential principles of engine design, also materials of construction  2001-293/5/19  1915

Steam engines of large power  2001-293/5/20  1915

Report on steam power plant at Messers. The Distington Hematite Iron Co. Ltd  2001-293/5/21  1918

Uniflow steam engines  2001-293/5/22  1920

Works management, costing & estimating  2001-293/5/23  1920

Rolling mill engines  2001-293/5/24  1920

Boiler fittings  2001-293/5/25  1921

200 h.p. Uniflow steam engine  2001-293/5/26  1921

Supermiser Leeks patents  2001-293/5/27  1922

Blueprint of arrangement of 'Patent' valve operating gear  2001-293/5/28  1922

Blueprint of valve bonnets and covers for exhaust gear  2001-293/5/29  1922

Extraction engine for power production  2001-293/5/30  1922

Blueprint diagram of valve gear  2001-293/5/31  1922

Flanged and pressed work for boiler makers  2001-293/5/32  1923

Blueprint for arrangement of a spring governor  2001-293/5/33  1923

Blueprint - general arrangement of Uniflow cylinder & gear  2001-293/5/34  1924

A Chat on modern steam engines  2001-293/5/35  1924

Drawing of 7" Dia. Steam junction valve  2001-293/5/36  1924

Annealing pots  2001-293/5/37  1924

Sectional elevation of Uniflow steam engine  2001-293/5/38  1924

Extract from The Engineer, The Uniflow Steam Engine  2001-293/5/39  1924

Recent power plant patent  2001-293/5/40  1925

Newspaper cuttings of Manchester civic week  2001-293/5/41  1926

Patent steam accumulator  2001-293/5/42  1927

Blueprint - arrangement of water header bolt & clamp for Supermiser  2001-293/5/43  1927

Manufacturing drawing of air pump & condenser  2001-293/5/44  1928

A new steam pressure regulator  2001-293/5/45  n.d

Steam valves & boiler fittings  2001-293/5/46  n.d

Supermiser Leeks patents  2001-293/5/47  n.d

Analysis papers  2001-293/5/48  n.d

Failure of an 8" tee  2001-293/5/49  n.d

Design schedule for Lancashire boilers  2001-293/5/50  n.d

Patent equilibrium drop-piston valves  2001-293/5/51  n.d

Advertisement for "The Patent Galloway Boiler"  2001-293/5/52  n.d

Unknown sketch of valve  2001-293/5/53  n.d

Maufacturing drawing for horizontal compound engine foundation plate  2001-293/5/54  n.d

Blueprint section of tube boiler  2001-293/5/55  n.d

Blueprint list of engine details  2001-293/5/56  n.d

Blueprint of water tube boiler 5 drum type  2001-293/5/57  n.d

Blueprint general arrangement of exhibition engine  2001-293/5/58  n.d

Blueprint arrangement of end plate staying (boiler)  2001-293/5/59  n.d

SERIES 6; Other papers collected during his working life  2001-293/6  [n.d.]

Hick Hargreaves & Co. Ltd. printed book of economy tests of some compound mill engines  2001-293/6/1  1898

Extracts from The Engineer-Berlin Electric Tramways section of powerhouse tests on Sulzer engines  2001-293/6/2  1900

Series of papers from The Mechanical Engineer 'Foster on Turbines'  2001-293/6/3  1905-06

Extracts from Engineering  2001-293/6/4  1909-17

F. & C. steam turbines  2001-293/6/5  1916

The Manchester Steam Users Association, Memorandum by Chief Engineer the year  2001-293/6/6  1916-17

Extracts from Machinery  2001-293/6/7  1919

The labour co-partnership profit - sharing & labour Co-partnership & allied papers  2001-293/6/8  1919

The Uniflow steam engine  2001-293/6/9  1921

The Uniflow engine as a prime mover (A.E.S.D.). (letter from the author enclosed)  2001-293/6/10  1921

Some recent developments in large steam turbine practice  2001-293/6/11  1921

The UNA-FLOW steam - engine by J. STUMPF  2001-293/6/12  1922

The internal combustion turbine  2001-293/6/13  1925

Uniflow & extraction steam engines  2001-293/6/14  1926

The Uniflow steam engine in a Flour Mill  2001-293/6/15  1926

A World in favour of the independent power plant  2001-293/6/16  1926

Description of WILLIAM'S patent central-valve engine  2001-293/6/17  n.d

How to obtain a patent "EMMOTT & Co  2001-293/6/18  n.d

Brochure the "CEACAR" self locking nut  2001-293/6/19  n.d

Blueprint unknown building details  2001-293/6/20  n.d

SERIES 7; Personal Papers as part of his working life  2001-293/7  [n.d.]

Patent details - A.F. Yarrow London, William J. Crossley & James Atkinson  2001-293/7/1  1896, 1906

Hand written design book started  2001-293/7/2  1900

Series of letters to H.W. Morley re-patent of an air pump  2001-293/7/3  1900

Letters from JAS.? - 1 undated & all others  2001-293/7/4  1901

Notes on the quality of steel for furnace tubes  2001-293/7/5  1901

Letters from Mr. Hill  2001-293/7/6  1902-03

Letter to Mr. Hill  2001-293/7/7  1902

Personal Patent for Relief Valve The Australian  2001-293/7/8  1916

Pilling's notes on steam turbine lectures give by Prof. Story  2001-293/7/9  1917-18

Crank Shaft Calculator. (personally signed)  2001-293/7/10  n.d

Notes re-water / oil syphon  2001-293/7/11  n.d

Maclachlan's line shafting calculator  2001-293/7/12  n.d

SERIES 8; Photographs collected during his working life; Numbers on Photographs shown in brackets where given  2001-293/8  Mainly Undated

Galloways Ltd. Vertical double expansion engine  2001-293/8/1  nd

22 Items

Galloways Ltd. Vertical double expansion engine in manufacture  2001-293/8/2  nd

Galloways Ltd. 2 Cylinder gas engines  2001-293/8/3  nd

107 Items

Galloways Ltd. 2 Cylinder gas engines  2001-293/8/4  nd

108 Items

Galloways Ltd. 2 Cylinder gas engines. 2 of  2001-293/8/5  nd

109 Items

Galloways Ltd. 2 Cylinder gas engines  2001-293/8/6  nd

110 Items

Galloways Ltd. 2 Cylinder gas engines  2001-293/8/7  nd

111 Items

Galloways Ltd. Steam engine of large power. 2 of  2001-293/8/8  nd

Galloways Ltd. Steam engine of large power, (with man)  2001-293/8/9  nd

Galloways Ltd. 2 Crank simple reversing rolling mill engine. 3 of  2001-293/8/10  nd

Galloways Ltd. 2 Crank simple reversing rolling mill engine  2001-293/8/11  nd

Galloways Ltd. 2 Crank Shaft simple reversing rolling mill engine  2001-293/8/12  nd

Galloways Ltd. Partial photograph of a 2 crank simple reversing rolling mill engine (in factory)  2001-293/8/13  nd

162 Items

Galloways Ltd. Side view of 2 crank simple reversing rolling mill engine (in factory)  2001-293/8/14  nd

163 Items

Galloways Ltd. 3 Crank simple reversing rolling mill engine  2001-293/8/15  nd

Galloways Ltd. Installation of drop valve engines  2001-293/8/16  nd

103 Items

Galloways Ltd. Right hand drop valve engine. (105). 2 of  2001-293/8/17  nd

Galloways Ltd. Left hand drop valve engine  2001-293/8/18  nd

106 Items

Galloways Ltd. Drop valve engine cylinder. (120). 2 of  2001-293/8/19  nd

Galloways Ltd. Drop valve engine cylinder  2001-293/8/20  nd

121 Items

Galloways Ltd. Drop valve engine cylinder  2001-293/8/21  nd

122 & 22 Items

Galloways Ltd. Drop valve engine cylinder  2001-293/8/22  nd

123 Items

Galloways Ltd. Horizontal 2 cylinder steam engine (in factory)  2001-293/8/23  nd

Galloways Ltd. Partial photograph of horizontal 2 cylinder steam engine showing governor, valve gear, camshaft & push rods  2001-293/8/24  nd

Galloways Ltd. Boiler grate showing segments removed  2001-293/8/25  nd

126 Items

Galloways Ltd. Three boiler grates  2001-293/8/26  nd

127 Items

Galloways Ltd. Triple expansion mill engine installed  2001-293/8/27  nd

Galloways Ltd. 2 Cylinder vertical steam engine  2001-293/8/28  nd

130 Items

Galloways Ltd. Triple expansion four cylinder mill engine  2001-293/8/29  nd

Galloways Ltd. Part of large gas engine  2001-293/8/30  nd

96 Items

Galloways Ltd. Part of large engine  2001-293/8/31  nd

97 Items

Galloways Ltd. Part of large engine  2001-293/8/32  nd

Galloways Ltd. Multi boiler installation  2001-293/8/33  nd

211 Items

Galloways & Lancashire boilers  2001-293/8/34  nd

Galloways Ltd. Super-heater  2001-293/8/35  nd

69 Items

Galloways Ltd. Super-heater attached to boiler  2001-293/8/36  nd

74 Items

Galloways Ltd. Super-heater attached to boiler  2001-293/8/37  nd

77 Items

Galloways Ltd. Ancillary equipment for reversing mill boiler engine  2001-293/8/38  nd

165 Items

Galloways Ltd. Ancillary equipment for reversing mill boiler engine  2001-293/8/39  nd

166 Items

Galloways Ltd. Ancillary equipment for reversing mill boiler engine  2001-293/8/40  nd

167 Items

Galloways Ltd. Ancillary equipment for reversing mill boiler engine  2001-293/8/41  nd

168 Items

J.C. & Co. Drop valve gear from L.P. cylinder of tandem engine  2001-293/8/42  nd

J.C. & Co. Drop valve gear from L.P. cylinder of tandem engine  2001-293/8/43  nd

J.C. & Co. Arrangement of lubrication of tandem engine  2001-293/8/44  nd

287 Items

J.C. & Co. Tandem engine with drop valve gear  2001-293/8/45  nd

288 Items

J.C. & Co. Tandem engine with drop valve gear  2001-293/8/46  nd

292 Items

J.C. & Co. Tandem engine with drop valve gear  2001-293/8/47  nd

Yates & Thom Series of printing block proofs  2001-293/8/48  nd

Yates & Thom Tandem driving engine installation for printing block proofs  2001-293/8/49  nd

Yates & Thom Drawings of boiler sections for printing blocks  2001-293/8/50  nd

Yates & Thom Boiler fire grate side view, for printing blocks. 2 of  2001-293/8/51  nd

Yates & Thom Boiler fire grate end view, for printing blocks. 2 of  2001-293/8/52  nd

John & Edward Wood Steam engine house (1902 installation)  2001-293/8/53  nd

John & Edward Wood Steam engine house (1902 installation)  2001-293/8/54  nd

John & Edward Wood Steam engine house (1902 installation)  2001-293/8/55  nd

John & Edward Wood Rope drive distribution upper  2001-293/8/56  nd

John & Edward Wood Rope drive distribution lower  2001-293/8/57  nd

Boiler installations  2001-293/8/58  nd

Crossley Bituminous gas plant Croft Granite Co  2001-293/8/59  1905

Crossley Bituminous gas plant  2001-293/8/60  1905

Cole, Marchent & Morley Ltd. Generating Station  2001-293/8/61  nd

1103 Items

Cole, Marchent & Morley Ltd. Engine assembly bay  2001-293/8/62  nd

1119 Items

Compound engine under construction. (T55)  2001-293/8/63  nd

Compound engine under construction. (T57)  2001-293/8/64  nd

Four compound engine installation  2001-293/8/65  nd

Pumping installation  2001-293/8/66  nd

Hopkinson inlet valve  2001-293/8/67  nd

Crank Shaft  2001-293/8/68  nd

2 Boilers with T & T Vickers hopper feed stokers  2001-293/8/69  nd

Dead weight safety valve  2001-293/8/70  nd

Mill engine in assembly bay  2001-293/8/71  nd

Compound steam engine assembly bay (Moss Bay)  2001-293/8/72  nd

Steam engine in assembly bay  2001-293/8/73  nd

Steam engine installation  2001-293/8/74  nd

Single cylinder steam engine  2001-293/8/75  nd

Single cylinder steam engine  2001-293/8/76  nd

Photograph finish drawing - horizontal compound condensing steam engine of 850 I.H.P. at 60 revs. Per minute  2001-293/8/77  nd

Large engine  2001-293/8/78  nd

Photograph of drawing showing general arrangement of valve gear  2001-293/8/79  nd

Photo. Reduced drawing showing longtitudinal section thro. H & L.P. cylinders & valves  2001-293/8/80  nd

Photo. Reduced drawing showing connecting rod & crossheads  2001-293/8/81  nd

Photo. Reduced drawing showing arrangement of governor  2001-293/8/82  nd

Engine mechanism  2001-293/8/83  nd

Part of engine house installation  2001-293/8/84  nd

Unknown device  2001-293/8/85  nd

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