|The Waddle Turbon Fan, location unknown, c. 1930. Carmarthenshire Archive Service|
|Waddle Patent Fan, location unknown c.1930. Carmarthenshire Archive Service|
These photos show the immense size of Waddle centrifugal fans, some of the larger ones were 40' in diameter. These fans were designed and manufactured by the Waddle Engineering and Fan Company Limited, in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. They revolutionised colliery ventilation and were supplied to coalmines throughout the British coalfield, as well as overseas.
Carmarthenshire Archive Service holds records of the company, including photographs and other illustrative material, correspondence, technical plans, wages accounts and papers detailing production methods and costs (ref no WAD). The Richard Burton Archives at Swansea University also holds a collection of technical drawings (ref no LAC/119)