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Boiler Insurance and Steam Power Co

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February 1872.
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May 1896.

Insurers and boiler engineers, of 67 King Street, Manchester

1859 R. B. Longridge became chief engineer of the first company formed for insuring against boiler explosions (the Steam Boiler Insurance Company).

1859 Company established

1865 Company name altered from Steam Boiler Association Co to Boiler Insurance and Steam Power Co[1]

1865 Public company incorporated to which the business of the Steam Boiler Assurance Co would be transferred and extended[2]; R. B. Longridge was chief engineer and general manager; directors included Charles J. Galloway of Manchester, Edward Green of Wakefield and Walter M. Neilson of Glasgow. The new business would contract with boiler owners to keep their boilers in repair.

1875 Mr Longridge, of the Steam Boiler Insurance Association Co, of Manchester, testified as to the cause of a boiler explosion[3].

1875 Michael Longridge joined his uncle at the Boiler Insurance and Steam Power Co

1891 J. F. L. Crosland was chief engineer of the company which was at 67 King Street Manchester[4].

1896 Name changed to Vulcan Boiler and General Insurance Co[5].


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Sources of Information

  1. Advertisement from Manchester Examiner and Times [1]
  2. The Times, Mar 20, 1865
  3. The Times, Oct 29, 1875
  4. The Times, Apr 17, 1891
  5. The Times, Mar 10, 1959