Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,439 pages of information and 233,876 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Gibbs, Bright and Co

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of Liverpool or Bristol

Agents for Eagle Line packets/clippers

1851 Acquired SS Great Britain after she had spent 3 years in dock at Birkenhead; refurbished the vessel and re-entered service in 1852 to New York[1].

Managers of the Australian Steam Navigation Co

c.1855 Took over the management of the construction of the Royal Charter after her previous builders failed.

1856 Subscribed £25 to the Smith Testimonial Fund, commemorating the work of F. P. Smith in promoting the screw propeller.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer