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G. F. G. Des Vignes and Co

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of 17 Victoria St (1895)

of Orleans Works, Teddington.(1896)

of West London Engineering Works, Gunnersbury (1907)

The company of George Francis Gabriel Des Vignes, presumably successor to Des Vignes and Charman

1895 Built a launch from Bull's metal for Messrs. Siemens for use with the cable ship Faraday[1]

1896 A horseless carriage was under construction powered by a steam engine as used in the company's high speed river launches.



1907 G. F. G. Des Vignes, of the West London Engineering Works, Gunnersbury, manufactured an improved power hack saw and a bench drilling machine[2]

1908 Designed a treble throw pump[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1896/01/03
  2. The Engineer 1907
  3. The Engineer 1908