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Manufacturers Index - William Powell Co.
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      "The William Powell & Co. was established in 1846. The business of the company for the past eight months has been much larger than any other similar period in the 66 years of its existence, and with prospects of its continuation a successful year seems assured.

      The company manufactures an extensive line of "dependable" engineering specialties, including the Powell White Star valve, Powell union disc valve, etc. One of the advantages of the Powell White Star valve is that the disc is reversible, renewable, and has two faces. By the time each of these has been reground it is probable that the pipe line would be worn out, but the life of the valve, with the simple insertion of a new disc, is prolonged indefinitely. The Powell union disc valves are fitted with special vulcanite composition discs, which are interchangeable and easily renewed. A complete line of iron body valves might also be mentioned. These embody features particular to Powell valves alone. Oilers, sight feed lubricators and grease cups are also among the many articles manufactured by this well-known concern. New products are being added continuously to their extensive line, always in keeping with the quality maintained through many years of successful business." (Quote from 1912.)

      This firm is still in business manufacturing valves.

Information Sources

  • Mill Supplies, V2 #9, Sept 1912, pg. 487
  • Kenny's Illustrated Cincinnati,, 1875, pg. 170