Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,436 pages of information and 245,908 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

H. Widdop and Co

From Graces Guide
1929. 60 B.H.P. Two-Stroke Heavy Oil Engine.
1929. 30 B.H.P. Heavy-Oil Engine.
Widdop diesel engine with Scott (Belfast) generator at the Internal Fire Museum of Power
1943.
1953. Diesel engine.

of Greengate, Keighley.

of The Invincible Engine Works, Keighley.

See Herbert Widdop and his brother Ernest Widdop

1897 Produced i/c engines.

WWI Producing a semi-diesel two-cycle marine engine.

c1924 The NEW farm engine introduced.

1925 New company. H. Widdop and Co Ltd. to acquire the Widdop Engine Co.[1]

1940s A number of small engines produced primarily for auxillary power on ships.

1944 Advert for Diesel engines from 5 to 500 hp.

By 1955 was a subsidiary of Associated British Engineering; had developed 2 new engines which were becoming popular for tugs, coasters and other vessels.[2]

1959 The company was taken over by British Polar Engines.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Liverpool Journal of Commerce - Monday 30 March 1925
  2. The Times, Sep 02, 1955
  • A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1999. ISBN 1 873098 50 2
  • The Modern Diesel edited by Geoffrey Smith. Published by Iliffe & Sons 1944