New publication: Order book of Rogers & Co. of Bristol, boilermakers

The International Early Engines Conference is always keen to encourage the publication and diffusion of studies and original materials relating to the development of engine and associated engineering, so we are pleased to announce the release of a new title from Folly Books; a limited print run high-quality facsimile edition of an order book (1830-1866) with introductory notes:

ROGERS & Co Boilermakers of Bristol, Order Book 1830-1866 (edited by Steve Grudgings), Folly Books, 2020

New publication, Rogers & Co Orderbook, front cover.

Information concerning the construction of boilers for early steam engines is few and far between and detailed drawings even rarer.

This limited print run will be of especial interest to those interested in early steam power and the industrial history of Bristol and the South West.

Publishers Notes from the editor:

“As far as I am aware this is the only surviving book of line drawings giving details of the diverse range of steam boilers constructed in this period. In addition to boiler and plate sizes and shapes, the book also lists the 177 different customers, most of whom have their works in and around Bristol. Printed with hard covers and 187 pages of high quality paper by our friends at Folly Books, further details and order forms can be found on Folly Books Facebook pages via Rogers Order Book. The book will be available early in July 2020″

Steve Grudgings

Hardback, cloth bound,gold-blocked covers
192 pages, 335mm x 212mm
ISBN: 978 1 9161789 15
Price: £25 post free to UK mainland addresses
Publication date: July 2020

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