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British Polar Engines

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of Glasgow

1927 Established as a private company

1939 Engines built under licence from the Swedish Atlas Co in sizes 48 to 192 bhp. [1]

1954 Acquired by Associated British Engineering; maker of marine engines under licence from the Swedish firm of Nydqvist and Holm (NOHAB)[2]

1961 Manufacturers of diesel engines. [3]

2000 Purchased Kelvin Diesels.

British Polar Engines Ltd website.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5
  2. The Times, Sep 02, 1955
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE