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Bergius Co

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November 1924.
December 1929.
1933. 88 H.P. Four Cylinder Kelvin-Diesel Engine.
1933. 30/36 B.H.P. Kelvin-Ricardo Oil Engine.
September 1936.
October 1937.
Bergius Model K3.
Bergius Model K3.
Bergius Model K3 (detail).

Makers of the Kelvin Marine Engines of Glasgow.

1904 Bergius Launch and Engine Co founded

1915 Became private company

By 1924 was known as Bergius Company, making the Kelvin Marine Engine

1944 'Probably the largest producer of marine engines in the country'. Known as Kelvin-Diesels. J and K models

1944 Advert for Kelvin diesel marine engines. (Bergius Co)

1949 Death of W. M. Bergius, founder of the company[1].

By 1954: Was a subsidiary of Associated British Engineering[2].

1961 Associated British Engineering made a rights issue in shares of Bergius-Kelvin subsidiary[3]

1961 Manufacturers of marine internal combustion engines [4]

1966 Ruston and Hornsby acquired Bergius-Kelvin Co[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 4 August 1949
  2. The Times, 2 September 1954
  3. The Times, 1 November 1961
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times 19 January 1966