The Story of the Britannia Iron Works: William Marshall & Co., Gainsborough 1848-1992 (Michael R. Lane)

The Story of the Britannia Iron Works: William Marshall & Co., Gainsborough 1848-1992 (Michael R. Lane) soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: Quiller Press, 1993, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Genealogical tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Cutaways; Title page vignette; 2-column text; Plans;

From the cover: This famous engineering company was founded in 1848 by William Marshall, a millwright and native of Gainsborough in Lincolnshire. Shortly after his death in 1861 the company became incorporated and was successfully managed by his two sons, James and Henry, for over fifty years. By 1916 annual sales exceeded £1 million and the companys products were well-known all over the world, especially in the developing countries and in Eastern Europe. Throughout the 19th century their main activities may be classified under four headings:

  • Portable steam engines and after 1876, traction engines.
  • Threshing machines and a…

    Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned, with the tanning extending onto the occasional leaf although the text and illustrations are unaffected.

    Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 193 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12″ x 8½”.

    Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my Business History (Individual Firms) catalogue?

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