"Babcock & Wilcox" Cast Brass Ships Engine Room Boiler Plaque


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"Babcock & Wilcox" Cast Brass Ships Engine Room Boiler Plaque. Vintage Solid Brass Engineers Sign London & Renfrew. Size 8" x 3.5" with 2 screw holes for wall mounting. Condition is Used. Original patina. See photos for detailed description. 8" x 3.5" Weighs .30 Kilo In 1856, 26-year old Stephen Wilcox of Rhode Island, USA, patented a water tube boiler that increased heating surfaces, allowed better water circulation and that was inherently safe. In 1867, he and his friend, George Babcock, established a partnership, Babcock, Wilcox & Co, to manufacture and market Wilcox's boiler. In 1881, the company was incorporated in America as The Babcock & Wilcox Company.
 In 1881, the company opened a sales office in Glasgow, Scotland, and by 1883 boilers were being made by sub-contractors in Scotland. The first completely British-built Babcock boiler was manufactured for the Singer Manufacturing Co works in Kilbowie, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. A British company, Babcock & Wilcox Ltd was formed in 1891. 
Babcock & Wilcox Ltd. established its own manufacturing facility at Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1895.
 In 1965, Babcock & Wilcox Ltd established a subsidiary company, Babcock & Wilcox (Operations) Ltd with its head offices in London.
 In 1979, Babcock & Wilcox Ltd became Babcock International Ltd. Great original piece. No damage, a few dints and marks commensurate with age.


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