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Russell, Newbery and Co

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1934. Russell, Newbery and Co. 36-40 BHP Marine engine.
October 1949.
April 1952.

of Altrincham.

of Essex Works, Dagenham (1957)

1909 having served their apprenticeships with Royce Engineering in Manchester, Frederick Russell and William Newbery set up their own business in a works at Altrincham. Commenced production of petrol and petrol / paraffin engines for lighting plants

1911 Royal Agricultural Show. Showed four petrol and paraffin engines from 4 to 10 hp [1]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Paraffin Commercial and Agricultural Motors, Tractors, Ploughs, Sprayers, etc. see the 1917 Red Book under R. N. name.

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Petrol Motor Commercial Vehicles see the 1917 Red Book under R. N. name.

c1932 Russell Newbery engines are now manufactured under the name of R. N. Diesel Engines [2]

1944 Producing high-speed diesel engines for marine use type RN.

c.1950 The company moved to Dagenham

By 1957 was a member of Sterling Electric Holdings. Maker of RN "silent" diesel engines.

2015 The RN Diesel Engine Company is still in operation, supplying new and reconditioned engines for narrow boats.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 7th July 1911 p26
  2. [1] RN Diesel Engines Ltd website
  • The Modern Diesel edited by Geoffrey Smith. Published by Iliffe & Sons 1944