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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.