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Steam Boiler Assurance Co

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Boiler engineers and Insurers

1859 Company founded; Robert Bewick Longridge became chief engineer of the first company formed for insuring against boiler explosions (the Steam Boiler Insurance Company).

Initially focussed on boilers in Lancashire and Yorkshire; subsequently extended to the whole of the UK.

1865 Boiler Insurance and Steam Power Co incorporated to take over and extend the business of the company[1]. Company name altered from Steam Boiler Association Co to Boiler Insurance and Steam Power Co[2].


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 20, 1865
  2. Advertisement from Manchester Examiner and Times [1]