Records of North British Diesel Engine Works (1922) Ltd, engine manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Architectural plans, early 20th century

Administrative / Biographical History

In Barclay Curle & Co Ltd 1912,  , shipbuilders, Whiteinch, Glasgow, Scotland,became a subsidiary of Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd , shipbuilders, Wallsend-on-Tyne, England. Together these two companies formed a new business, the North British Diesel Engine Works Ltd , Glasgow. This venture was designed to develop the diesel capacity acquired through Barclay Curle's take over of the North British Engine Co , Scotstoun, Glasgow. In 1922  the company was re-registered as the North British Diesel Engine Works (1922) Ltd and in 1925  it went into voluntary liquidation, its assets being acquired by Barclay Curle & Co Ltd .


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GB 248 UGD 136 records of Barclay Curle & Co Ltd

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Revised by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 22 July 1999

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 29 April 2002

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