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Riley Brothers

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June 1888.
December 1889.

Riley Brothers Boilermakers of Perseverance Boiler Works, Millfield, Mary Street, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.

Riley's were world leaders in marine boilermaking. The firm of Riley Bros Boilermakers Ltd were in existence from 1869-1979 as a going concern.

At one time they employed over 200 people in which a whole community built up around the works. During the age of steam Riley Boilers were to be found in all four corners of the globe.

1869 Company founded.

1885 Mention as contributors to the Stockton Distress Relief Fund [1]

1885 Produced a steam boiler for a yacht. [2]

1888 Produce Meredith's vertical boiler. (described as of of Stockton-on-Tees). [3]

1890 Riley Brothers produced one vertical steam engine [4]

1914 Directory: Listed as Boiler Makers (of Stockton-on-Tees). [5]

1934 The firm were known as Stockton Chemical Engineers and Riley Boilers Ltd.

1979 Ceased trading.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The North-Eastern Daily Gazette, Friday, February 06, 1885
  2. The North-Eastern Daily Gazette, Thursday, April 02, 1885
  3. The Engineer of 15th June 1888 p483
  4. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  5. Kelly's Directory of Durham, 1914 p605