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of Breda, Holland
Started in 1855 as De Bruyn Kops, Mannebach & Cie., in Tilburg.
1862 The factory in Breda became De Bruyn Kops & Backer.
1870 Mr. De Bruyn Kops retired and Mr. J. G. Rueb and Jhr. F. Backer formed Backer and Rueb.
1884 the name was changed to NV Machinefabriek Breda, formerly Backer & Rueb.
1967 the factory joined the Rhine-Scheldt combination , which later became RSV.
1973 to 1993 named BV Machinefabriek Breda.
The above information is from the Wikipedia entry.
Makers of a wide range of engineering products, including stationary steam engines and steam, diesel and electric locomotives.. Tram locomotives were a speciality.