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Liverpool Refrigeration Co

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1914. A marine type horizontal steam driven CO2 machine as fitted in the Canadian Pacific Railway steamers Empress of Asia and Empress of Russia.
1914. A brine distribution room on a Nelson liner. It utilised Simpsons' Patent Flow Meters.
1914. Electrically driven, carbonic-anhydride, Admiralty type machine for cooling, ice making and cold storage.
1914. Electrically driven, ammonia-compression, Admiralty type machine for cooling, ice making and cold storage.
1914. Horizontal triplex machine of the ammonia-compression type consisting of three separate steam cylinders. The crankshaft was in three pieces each with its own initial steam supply.
1927. Refrigeration Equipment for the Blue Star Liner Almeda.
December 1929.
1933. Horizontal Oil Engine - Ammonia Compressor Set.

of Colonial House, Water Street, Liverpool and their works at Coalbrookdale and Warrington

1897 Company established. Acquired the designs and resources of the Kilbourn Refrigeration Company whose compressor works were at Coalbrookdale, Salop, and whose coil and tank works were at Warrington.

1914 Manufacturers of refrigerating and ice-making machinery and plant; insulation contractors. Specialities: refrigerating machinery for all purposes and ice-making machinery; carbonic, anhydride and ammonia compression systems; contractors for complete installations. [1]

1920 purchased the site at Warrington

1921 Works transferred to the new site.

1927 took control of Messrs. H. J. West and Company, of Saxilby, whose founder had commenced refrigeration work in 1851. Further premises were built at Warrington

1927 Advert for gas compressors and condensers. [2]

1929 All of the work previously carried out at Coalbrookdale and Saxilby was transferred to Warrington

1938 Petters acquired 90% of shares of Liverpool Refrigeration and Engineering Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p71