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Vickers and International Combustion Engineering Co

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1923 Vickers and the International Combustion Engineering Corporation established a new joint company Vickers and International Combustion Engineering Co to manufacture power plant equipment. Part of Vickers factory at Barrow in Furness, which had been used to make shells, would be transferred to the new company to manufacture boilers for pulverised fuel and related equipment[1]

1927 Works moved to Derby[2]. Presumably around this time, Vickers sold its share to the American partner.

1928 The shares in the company were quoted on the London Stock Exchange

1929 The US parent company was put into receivership[3]

1933 A British group bought the various companies and amalgamated them into International Combustion of Derby


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 31, 1923
  2. The Times, Apr 27, 1927
  3. The Times, Dec 21, 1929