R. Bach and Co
Richard Bach and Company, engine and boiler manufacturers, millwrights and general engineers, of 13-14 Broad Street, Islington, Birmingham.
1859 In the aftermath of a boiler accident, Bach wrote to a newspaper concerning the dangers of Cornish Boilers, especially if used in multiple installations, advocating cylindrical plain boilers instead.
1859 'Mr. Bach, engineer, Birmingham, built a small passenger locomotive in 1859, but we are unable to give any particulars of it.' 
1861 Exhibited at Stafford Agricultural Society's Show of an 8 h.p. engine for driving threshing machines.
1862 Shortly after completing his apprenticeship, George Belliss acquired the business of R. Bach and Co at 13-14 Broad Street, Islington, Birmingham, and went into partnership with Joseph J. Seekings, as Belliss and Seekings.
Sources of Information
- The Times, 24 February 1909
- Birmingham Daily Post, 6 December 1859
- Steam Locomotion on Common Roads by William Fletcher. Published 1891.
- Birmingham Daily Post, 20 September 1861
- Birmingham Daily Post, 23 December 1861
- Birmingham Daily Post, 16 January 1862