The Stevens' Works


Joseph Stevens (senior) became a self employed engineering blacksmith in 1874. His company, called J. Stevens & Company, had premises in Cross Street, Wednesfield. In 1894 the company moved into Tempest Street, Wolverhampton where Joseph's son Harry built an efficient and reliable single cylinder, 4 stroke petrol engine. This was so successful that they decided to manufacture engines and set up the Stevens Motor Manufacturing Company in 1899. They produced a wide range of engines, and in February 1904 moved to larger premises in Pelham Street. 

The Factories

The next section is a pictorial record of the five main factories. Each of the following sections contains a large number of photographs and so may be slow to download.

I would Like to thank the late Geoff Stevens for allowing us to include the old photographs which are from his collection.

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