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Michell Bearings

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1919. Michell Marine Thrust Blocks, under construction at Vickers works, Barrow.
Michell Thrust Block Type "B".
Michell Thrust Block Type "C".
Michell Rolling Mill Thrust Block for the Cargo Fleet Iron Co.(Made by Vickers.)
Main Thrust Block Type "C".
Michell Marine Thrust Block for Reciprocating Steam Engines. (Made by Vickers.)
Michell Thrust Block Type "B".
Michell combined marine thrust block and journal bearing "M" Type. Fitted to HMS Mackay
December 1929.
Detail. Exhibit at Queensland Maritime Museum.

of South Benwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

of Central Buildings, London SW1

Specialist in thrust bearings, especially for marine use, as developed by Anthony George Maldon Michell

1921 The firm was founded.

1922 Developed the Michell Viscometer

1926 Mr Hubert B. Scott was appointed local director of the company. [1] Sir Douglas Brownrigg was elected chairman of directors.[2] Henry Thornton Newbigin was technical director and manager.

1969 Vickers acquired the interests of the other owners of the company, Cammell, Laird and Co, John Brown and Co and the liquidators of Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co[3]. Michells became part of Vicker's Engineering division[4]

By 2018 was part of British Engines Group

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1926/04/02
  2. The Engineer 1926/06/11
  3. The Times, Jan 01, 1969
  4. The Times, May 13, 1970