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General Engine and Boiler Co

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1874. 8 horse power patent horizontal engine.
1880. From ‘The Engineer’ of 2nd January
1883. Improved Giffard cold air machines.
1883. Improved Giffard cold air machines.
1889. From Engineering of 13th December.
From ‘1891 The Practical Engineer’

General Engine and Boiler Co of Union Court, London and later of Hatcham Ironworks, Pomeroy Street, New Cross, London SE.

1873 Company established by W. H. Northcott and B. Northcott.

1876 Exhibitor at the Smithfield Club Show with some of their 'Express' horizontal engines. [1]

1877 Exhibitor at the 1877 Royal Agricultural Show at Liverpool.[2].

1877 Partnership changed to W. H. Northcott, E. Northcott and E. Frampton

1883 Sub-contractor to the Giffard Patent Freezing Co for manufacturing refrigeration machines.

1889 Torpedo Impulse Tubes for the Whitehead torpedo. [3]

1898 Partnership changed to W. H. Northcott and E. Frampton.

1904 Incorporated as a Limited company.

1914 Specialities: Air Compressing Machinery including specially high pressure plant for Torpedo Service, Refrigerating Machinery, Capstans, Small Machine Tools, High-speed and other Steam Engines, Motor Car Engines, Gears and Parts. [4]

1922 High-pressure air compressors, reservoirs and fittings, motor car and lorry gears and parts, machine work and special machinery.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 15th December 1876 p411
  2. The Engineer 1877/07/13
  3. The Engineer of 1st Mar 1889 p181
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book