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Burmeister and Wain

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December 1908.
1912. Selandia.
October 1912. Crankshaft machine.
1928. Model of Motor Engine by Burmeister and Wain.
1928. Model of Motor Cargo Boat Danmark by Burmeister and Wain.
1929. Kincaid - Harland and Wolff - B & W engine
1942. Kincaid-Harland, B&W engine.
April 1952.

of Copenhagen.

12 Coleman Street, London,

105 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin.

Establish in the 1840s by Hans Heinrich Baumgarten (1806–1875) and Carl Christian Burmeister (1821–1898). William Wain joined as a partner in 1865.[1]

1870 Made an iron bascule bridge for Copenhagen.[2]

1911 Harland and Wolff obtained the UK licence for the production of Burmeister and Wain diesel engines. This was organised through a new company, Burmeister & Wain (Diesel System) Oil Engine Co Ltd. This company bought the Lancefield Works in Finnieston from Harland and Wolff, which had recently acquired the parent company.[3]

1912 October. Article 'Machining Large Crankshafts' in Internal Combustion Engineering

1922 Harland and Wolff, who held the sole licence for Britain and the Colonies for the construction of Diesel engines on the Burmeister and Wain system, granted John G. Kincaid and Co a sub-licence for the construction of this type of internal combustion engine. Soon after, John G. Kincaid and Co entered into a further arrangement for an extension of the licence to enable them also to construct this type of machinery for export to Spain, France and the French colonies.[4]

1965 Burmeister and Wain, Harland and Wolff and John G. Kincaid and Co were still in collaboration on diesel engines (see advert)

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wikipedia
  2. [2] Engineering, 12 Aug 1870
  3. [3] Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
  4. The Engineer 1922/08/04