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George Clark

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1910. Giant crane at the engine works of George Clark.

George Clark(e), Southwick Engine Works, Crown Road, Southwick, Sunderland

1848 Company founded by George Clark at Monkwearmouth,

Mainly engaged in manufacturing pumping and winding engines for collieries and ironworks and marine engines.

1864 The founder's son, George Clark (1843-1901), took over the direction of the company from his father due to his illness

Increasing business led to the company moving premises twice, the second move to the Southwick Engine Works erected in 1872

1881 Visit by the members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

1885 January 15th. George Clark senior died.[1]

1914 Directory: Listed as Mechanical Engineers [2]

1938 Private company - became part of Richardsons, Westgarth and Co[3]

1954 Name changed.

1955 Name changed.

1960 Name changed.

1961 Marine engineers, manufacturing "Clark-Sulzer" diesel engines. 1,300 employees. [4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1859 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  2. Kelly's Directory of Durham, 1914 p660
  3. The Times, Jan 29, 1938
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  • The Magic of a Name by Peter Pugh. Published 2002. ISBN 1 84046 151 9[[Category: Marine Engines]