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National Gas and Oil Engine Co

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1912. 16 hp at 250 rpm. Under repair. Exhibit at Internal Fire Museum of Power.
1929. Oil engine. Exhibit at Bolton Steam Museum.
1929. Oil engine. Exhibit at Bolton Steam Museum.
1932. Exhibit at Bolton Steam Museum.
1930s. Model 2DM Diesel. 18/30 hp. Exhibit at National Waterways Museum, Gloucester.
1933. 5 B.H.P. and 28 B.H.P. Heavy Oil Engine.
1933. 120 B.H.P. Six Cylinder Marine Engine.
1933. 37-40 B.H.P. Marine Oil Engine.
1937. RVM 6 diesel engine.
1939. DM series 2 cylinder diesel engine.
August 1946.
1951. F4 AUM 6 diesel engine.
1960. " Sovereign " diesel engine powering the Boston Provost trawler
1960. " Sovereign " medium power diesel engine.

of Ashton-under-Lyne.

1890 Company founded as National Gas Engine Co.

1932 Name changed from National Gas Engine Co[1]

1935 See National Gas and Oil Engine Co:1935 Review

1944 Producing diesel engines for marine use. [2]

1950 Brush acquired shareholding in National Gas and Oil Engine Co at cost from Associated British Engineering with option for Brush to acquire the remainder of Associated's holding which would enable Brush to own more than 50% of National. There was some competition in the two ranges of engines but National was recognised as having expertise in gas engines for which there was growing demand[3].

1952 Company made private.

1953 C. F. Barnard was managing director of National Gas and Oil Engine Co and was also appointed managing director of Mirrlees, Bickerton and Day[4].

1954 C. F. Barnard appointed joint managing director of Associated British Oil Engines (Marine) Ltd with Mr J. Jones; he continued to hold his other positions[5].

By 1960 National Engines was a subsidiary of Hawker Siddeley

1961 Mirrlees, Bickerton and Day was amalgamated with the National Gas and Oil Engine Co to form Mirrlees National Ltd.

1961 Manufacturers of diesel, gas and dual fuel engines from 80 to 2400 BHP, free piston gasifiers, generating plant, compressor and pumping sets. 1,300 employees. [6]

See National Gas Engine Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 17 November 1932
  2. The Modern Diesel edited by Geoffrey Smith. Published by Iliffe & Sons 1944
  3. The Times, 3 May 1950
  4. The Times, 10 May 1954
  5. The Times, 10 May 1954
  6. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE