1887 W & B Douglas Pump Catalog on CD
William Douglas was born in Branford, CT. April 1812. He worked in the foundry business with his brother John. In 1832 he moved to Middletown, CT. and with W.H. Guild formed the company of Guild & Douglas, making steam engines and other machinery. His first patent was issued in August 1835 for a pump.
Benjamin Douglas was born in Northford, CT. April 1816. In 1832 he was apprenticed to a machinist in Middletown. In 1839 he and his brother William formed the company of W & B Douglas. From 1839 to 1842 they were a foundry and machine shop. In 1842 they invented a revolving stand pump.
The Company made castings in iron and brass, and also custom made machinery. The company was the largest and oldest manufacturer of pumps in the country, and possibly the
world, with a facility covering 3 acres of ground and producing 600 sizes and varieties of pumps and equipment for both liquid and air.
This CD represents the 1887 catalog with 330 well illustrated pages of pumps and machinery, including ORIGINAL pricing!
Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)