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Peter Brotherhood

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of 63 and 56 Compton St, Goswell Road, London

of Belvedere Road, Westminster Bridge, London

of Engineering Works, Peterborough

1878 formerly Brotherhood and Hardingham; after Hardingham left, George Blake Oughterson joined as general manager — a position he held until 1897

1881 Opened larger works at Westminster Bridge

1882 An unknown lighting installation was powered by a dynamo by D. (sic) Gramme driven by a Brotherhood engine[1]. Could this have been at Holborn??

1902 Peter Brotherhood died[2]; Stanley Brotherhood, who had been general manager, stepped up to run the firm.

1903 Formation of Brotherhood-Crocker Motors

1907 Private company.

By 1911 had moved to Peterborough

1914 Manufacturers of High Speed Engines, Steam Turbines, Air Compressors, Fans and Fan Engines. Employees 850. [3]

Post WWI Made the 30-hp Peterbro tractor. Small numbers made for ten years.

1920 Produced a tractor for direct ploughing. [4]

1920 Became part of Agricultural and General Engineers.

1925 They opened a branch office at 324, Harrogate-road, Leeds, and that Mr E. Markham represented them in Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland and the Grimsby area.[5]

1937 Compressor, engine and turbine manufacturers. [6]

1937 Company made public. Directors listed are: [7]

1943 Large sleeve valve diesel engine. Exhibit at Anson Engine Museum.

1944 Advert for Brotherhood-Ricardo diesel engines 40-500 bhp with 2-8 cylinders. [8]

1945 Advert for steam engines and turbines. Brotherhood-Ricardo high-speed sleeve valve oil engines. [9]

1960 Advert. Compressor and power plant specialists. [10]

1961 Manufacturers of high pressure compressors for air and gases, compressors for torpedo service, torpedo tubes, steam turbines, turbo-generators, refrigerating plant, water cooling towers and specialised plant to customers' own designs. [11]

1965 Acquired the Sandiacre factory of Crossley-Premier Engines but not the business[12].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Electrician, vol 8, 1882
  2. The Times, Friday, Oct 17, 1902
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. The Engineer of 10th December 1920 p582
  5. The Engineer 1925/07/03
  6. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  7. The Times, Monday, Jul 05, 1937
  8. The Modern Diesel edited by Geoffrey Smith. Published by Iliffe & Sons 1944
  9. Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p26
  10. Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p26
  11. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  12. The Times, 21 June 1965
  • Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10