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Pertwee and Back

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of Nelson Ironworks, Great Yarmouth

c1810 Company established by Samuel V. Moore. They made steam engines including the beam type

c1899 Herbert Arthur Pertwee became involved with the business

1900 Walter Herbert Back joined the business

1914 Engineers, Iron and Brass Founders. Specialities: Marine engineering and constructional work, ice crushing plants and elevators. [1]

1920 Produced large triple expansion marine engine and fitted to the steam drifter 'Byng'

1922 Produced another engine and in 1927 it was fitted to the steam drifter 'Lord Anson'

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Sources of Information

  • Steam Engine Builders of Norfolk by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1948 by The Augustine Steward Press