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North British Engine Co

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North British Engine Co, marine engine makers, of Scotstoun, Glasgow.

Barclay, Curle and Co took over the North British Engine Company.

1912 Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson took over Barclay, Curle and Co.

The two companies formed a new business, the North British Diesel Engine Works Ltd, Glasgow to develop the diesel capacity acquired through North British Engine Company.

1922 the company was re-registered as the North British Diesel Engine Works (1922) Ltd

1925 the company went into voluntary liquidation, its assets being acquired by Barclay, Curle and Co Ltd.

1968 The North Britain Engine Works of the company was awarded contracts for marine machinery[1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 10th May 1968 p725
  • Glasgow University Archives [1].