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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

T. B. Barker and Co

From Graces Guide
1889.
1894. The Forward Gas Engine.


T. B. Barker and Co of Scholefield Street, Weston Street Works, Birmingham.

Formed by Tom Birkett Barker

1881 Introduced the Universal low pressure atmospheric gas engine the invention of J. A. Ewins and H. Newman

1889 Producing the Forward gas engine in 0.75 hp to 50 hp.

1889 Name changed to the Forward Gas Engine Co

1896 Produced a petrol-driven car that ran in Birmingham from August.[1]

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