With over 150 years of experience Davies & Metcalfe has an enviable record of application and maintenance of steam engines. Indeed Richard Metcalfe (1829-1886) was one of the first drivers on the Pembroke Dock & Tenby Railway and was awarded a purse of £50 "to a meritorious engine driver Richard Metcalfe". His son was apprenticed to a firm of solicitors but it was soon apparent that his over-riding interest was in the family vocation of engineering resulting in his employer writing to his father to: "take James away and make hime an engineer; he draws engines all day and wastes my paper".
To present date the Metcalfe family have all been apprenticed to railway companies, R D Metcalfe to Doncaster Locomotive Works, R Metcalfe to Crewe Erecting Shop, R H Metcalfe to East African railways and R C Metcalfe on the Dart Valley Railway. Over the period of these years many patents and inventions were made including the Exhaust Steam Injector in which steam pressure of 3psi results in delivery pressure of nearly 300psi. Today Davies & Metcalfe continue to maintain steam equipment of all types.
With such experience in the design, manufacture, overhaul and repair of boiler feed injectors our expertise in the field is second to none. Many design drawings and original specifications still exist, and from these Davies & Metcalfe can overhaul virtually all
types of steam injector, both live and exhaust steam types, and more importantly produce new, modern products. Without the large quantity drawings and experience, this would
be virtually impossible.