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G. S. de Ritter

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of Limehouse, London

1884 Made 30 nhp 2cyl compound steam engine for 37 grt tug built by Joseph S. Watson, Blackwall. G S de Ritter, Limehouse. [1]

1900 Walter Henry De Ritter inherited the business, which produced marine engines, general engineering plant, and the complete machinery necessary for the preparation and manufacture of tea lead[2], white lead, Edwards' air-pumps and condensing plants.



  • G. S. de Ritter hand-operated winch seen in a yard in Somerset, 2010



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Sources of Information

  1. [1]London Lighterage Tugs website
  2. Tea lead is an alloy of lead and tin, which was used to make the thin sheets of metal which lined tea chests.