The Story of the St Nicholas Works: A History of Charles Burrell & Sons Ltd 1803-1928 (Michael R. Lane)

The Story of the St Nicholas Works: A History of Charles Burrell & Sons Ltd 1803-1928 (Michael R. Lane) soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Grimstone: A G M Projects, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.

2nd printing, first published 1994 by Unicorn Press. Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Cutaways; Plans;

From the cover: Joseph Burrell (1759-1831) established the St Nicholas Works in Thetford in 1803, and for 125 years, from small beginnings as a foundry and agricultural machinery works, its reputation grew. To-day, the traction engines and road locomotives which his successors built are generally regarded as the Rolls Royces of their kind. Josephs nephew, Charles I, built his first portable engine in 1848. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the company developed into an internationally-known manufacturer of self-propelled steam engines with a workforce of over 300.

Although Burrells specialized in the production of general-purpose traction engines, road locomotives, engines for the travelling showman, steam road rollers, steam tractors and steam wagons, throug…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 304 pages. Index. 12″ x 8½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I lure you to view a further assortment that features in my Business History (Individual Firms) catalogue?

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