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Locomotive engineers, ship builders and heavy engineers of Sampierdarena, Genoa, Italy.
1846 The Sampierdarena works were founded by Messrs Taylor and Prandi
1853 Acquired by Gio. Ansaldo et Cie and adopted that name.
1858 Giovanni Ansaldo died.
1882 Death of one of the founders, banker Carlo Bombrini. At that time the business was in difficulties, but Bombrini's sons Carlo Marcello and Giovanni Bombrini came to the rescue, appointing Ing. Antonio Omati. Some British engineers were appointed, including three who satyed with the firm for many years, namely Charles de Grave Sells, T. H. Baird, and C. H. Gilbert. The works at Sampierdarena were enlarged. and the shipyard transferred to Sestri Ponente.
For much more information on the development of the company and its products up to 1914, see The Engineer 1914/05/08 Supplement.