Collection: Mirrlees Watson & Co Ltd (at that time Mirrlees, Watson & Yaryan Co Ltd) (GUAS Ref: UGD 118/2)
This sugar machinery manufacturing company operated under many names from the beginnings of the company in 1840. The years 1878-1884 saw a boom in the sugar machine manufacturing industry and saw the company produce 45,000 tons of machinery, worth about £1,500,000, which was exported to many different locations across the world.
This image of a left-hand page entry from a job order book shows an order (Job Number 341) for "The Mauritius Estate & Assets Co Ltd", for the 'Rose Belle' factory in Mauritius, 16th June 1893.
View larger image (GUAS Ref: UGD 118/2/4/12 p244. Copyright reserved.)
Additionally, the company developed several new components, such as the Yaryan evaporator, and held the sole licences in the UK for the Weston centrifugal separator and diesel engine in 1897.
This image shows the facing page entry of the above job order book entry, and indicates the intended date of delivery for the order (Job Number 341) for "The Mauritius Estate & Assets Co Ltd" for the 'Rose Belle' factory in Mauritius, 16th June 1893.