Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,686 pages of information and 235,430 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Silley Cox and Co

From Graces Guide
1959. Jib Crane, built by Stothert and Pitt.

Silley Cox and Co of Falmouth

Main business was ship repairing and engineering.

1868 Company formed.

1909 Private company.

1918 Built a railway steam locomotive with vertical boiler.

1918 R. H. Green and Silley Weir took over Cox and Co of Falmouth

1939 Name changed.

1961 Marine engineers, brass and iron founders, boiler makers and ship repairers. 2,500 employees.


  • The National Maritime Museum has a photograph of a sign that reads: "R. & H. Green & Silley Weir Ltd., London Silley, Cox & Co. Ltd. Falmouth"

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • L. A. Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry: A Guide to Historical Records (1992)
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  • 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE