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Vulcan Boiler and General Insurance Co

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May 1930.
October 1952.
March 1957.

Inspection engineers and Insurers, of 67 King Street, Manchester (1930)

1896 Name changed from the Boiler Insurance and Steam Power Co (previously Steam Boiler Assurance Co)[1].

1900 Advert: Established 1859; chief engineer J F K Crosland[2].

1904 Private understanding with National Boiler and General Insurance[3]

1910 The Vulcan Fellowship in Engineering had been established at the Victoria Univeristy, Manchester; Mr G. W. Worrall reported, to the IEE in Birmingham, the results of study on commutation in electrical motors[4].

1920 Acquired by London Assurance[5].

1952 A profit of £100k was "credited entirely" to the Vulcan Boiler and General Enterprize (sic) Co by London Assurance[6].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 10, 1959
  2. The Times, Feb 28, 1900
  3. National Archives [1]
  4. The Times, May 04, 1910
  5. The Times, Jan 09, 1920
  6. The Times, May 14, 1952