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1 Honderd Jaar Machinebouw Aan De Zaan 1885-1985
B.V Machinefabriek P M Duyvis, Koog aan de Zaan
B.V Machinefabriek P M Duyvis, Koog aan de Zaan

1985, 1st: 4to, Hardcover: VG, VG
Centenary History of this Dutch enginering compnay noted as a builder of cranes and lifting equipment. 104pp, well iilustrated. Dutch text but some Englis sub-titling. Vg copy in dw. X012677 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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BACKHOUSES' BANK OF DARLINGTON 1774-1836, BANHAM JOHN
2 BACKHOUSES' BANK OF DARLINGTON 1774-1836
BANHAM JOHN
UNIVERSITY OF TEESIDE
0907550897
1999, 1st: 8vo, Card: Fine, 
Study of the growth of an early and important North Eastern Bank whcih funded the Stockton & Darlington Railway. 43pp. Fine copy in card covers. 012435 
Price: 6.95 GBP
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3 PILKINGTON BROTHERS AND THE GLASS INDUSTRY
BARKER T C
ALLEN & UNWIN

1960, 1st: Small 4to, Cloth: VG, VG-
The first history of Pilkingtons of St.Helens, one of the world's leading Glass makers. This earlier work deals mainly with the Pilkington family and the development of the Glass making industry in St.Helens in the 18th and 19th Century. Barker's later work, 'The Glassmakers' (1977) deals more with the later history of the Company. 296pp with many photos, folding plans and tables. VG copy in dw, just a little edge wear and a few closed tears to edges. T C Barker, one of the UK's leading Industrial Historians, died in November 2001. 002893 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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4 METRO-CAMMELL - 150 Years of Craftmanship
BEDDOES KEITH, WHEELER COLIN & STEPHEN
RUNPAST
1870754468 / 9781870754460
1999, 1st: 4to, Cloth: VG, VG
Well illustrated history of the railway rolling stock and locos build by this famous Birmingham firm and its predecessors. 112pp. Vg copy in dw. 010060 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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J.E.Turner & Co : 125 Years of Shipping in the River Plate, Beller S Jane Turner
5 J.E.Turner & Co : 125 Years of Shipping in the River Plate
Beller S Jane Turner
Literature of Latin America
9509725579 / 9789509725577
2004, 1st: Large 8vo, Card: VG, 
History of this Buenos Aires based British/Argentinian shipping agents who played a major raole in the development of meat export from South America to the UK. 244pp, illustrated. VG copy in card covers. Uncommon. 013992 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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CORNISH ENGINEERING 1801-2001 - HOLMAN, CARTER CLIVE
6 CORNISH ENGINEERING 1801-2001 - HOLMAN
CARTER CLIVE
TREVITHICK SOCIETY
0904040534 / 9780904040531
2001, 1st (reprint): Large 8vo, Cloth: Fine, 
Officially produced history of the famous firm of Cornish Mining Engineers - Holman Brothers Ltd of Camborne. 110pp, well illustrated. Fine copy in card covers. 012385 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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7 The New Cumnock Coal-Field : A Record of Its Development and Activities
Carvel John L
T and A CONSTABLE

1946, 1st: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG-
Privately printed history of New Cumnock Collieries, Scotland. viii+123pp with plates. Standard edition. VG copy in black cloth boards. The plain brown dw is generally VG, just a small area of loss to head of spine. Scarce. 014202 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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A HUNDRED YEARS OF ENTERPRISE - Centenary of the Clay Cross Company Ltd, CLAY CROSS COMPANY Ltd
8 A HUNDRED YEARS OF ENTERPRISE - Centenary of the Clay Cross Company Ltd
CLAY CROSS COMPANY Ltd
BEMROSE & Co

1937, 1st: Large 4to, Card: VG, 
Official centenary history of this famous Derbyshire Iron & Coal business founded by George Stephenson. 52pp, many illustrations of worthy directors and the company's mines and Iron Works etc. Original embossed Yapp card covers, a little worn and bumped on edges due to being oversize, Contents VG. Scarce. 011936 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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9 Harvest Triumphant :The Story of Massey-Harris
Denison Merrill
The Falcon Press Limited

1949, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, Good
History of the Canadain Massey-Harris farm machinery company. 351pp, illustrated. VG Clean copy in edge worn dw , faded on spine. Signed by a former Company manager. X015425 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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10 A Pride of Potters : 300 Years of Adams Craftsmanship
Derek Peel
Arthur Barker Limited

1957, 1st Edition: 8vo, Hardcover: VG, Good
Original cloth and dustwrapper which has some wear and chipping, 40pp, illustrated with photographic plates in separate section at rear, a history of this famous pottery in Tunstall, and the family offshoot in America, with a foreword by Hector Bolitho X011045 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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11 The Annals of One Hundred Years of Flour Milling 1840-1940
E. Marriage & Son Ltd
E Marriage & Son Ltd

4to, Card: VG, 
Well illustrated company history of this well known East Anglian Milling Company based in Colchester & Felixstowe. Blue card covers with yapp edges, gilt titling to upper cover, undated but c 1940, 63pp, illustrated. X015105 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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12 The Lilleshall Company Limited : A history 1764-1964
GALE W K V & NICHOLLS C R
MOORLAND
0861900006 / 9780861900008
1979, 1st: Small 4to, Cloth: VG, VG
Major Iron and coal company in Shropshire, who also built steam engines and similar equipment. 134pp with many illustrations. VG copy in dw. 000202 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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13 The Food Makers : A History of General Foods Ltd
General Foods Ltd
General Foods Ltd

1972, 1st: 8vo, Hardcover: VG, VG-
Original cloth and dustwrapper which is slightly chipped at corners, 65pp, illustrated in b/w and colour, a history of the manufacturer of inter alia Bird's Custard X012293 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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14 Marconi 1939-1945 : A War Record
Godwin George
Chatto & Windus

1946, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, 
Official record of the wprk of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co during WW2 - much to do with radio and radar development. 125pp, illustrated. VG copy in blue cloth boards. 015676 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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RANSOMES OF IPSWICH : A HISTORY OF THE FIRM AND GUIDE TO ITS RECORDS, GRACE D R & PHILLIPS D C
15 RANSOMES OF IPSWICH : A HISTORY OF THE FIRM AND GUIDE TO ITS RECORDS
GRACE D R & PHILLIPS D C
INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL HISTORY
0704901447 / 9780704901445
1975, 1st: Large 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG
A brief history of this well known agricultural engineers and traction engines manufacturer, plus details of the company's achives. 64pp, illustrated. VG copy in dw. 001347 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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Nestle : 125 Years 1866-1991, Heer Jean
16 Nestle : 125 Years 1866-1991
Heer Jean
Nestle

1991, 1st: Large 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG
Official 125 year history of this multinational food & drink corporation. 525pp, well illustrated. VG copy in dw. 015465 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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BEYER, PEACOCK LOCOMOTIVE BUILDERS TO THE WORLD, HILLS R L & PATRICK D
17 BEYER, PEACOCK LOCOMOTIVE BUILDERS TO THE WORLD
HILLS R L & PATRICK D
TRANSPORT PUBLISHING COMPANY (TPC)
0903839415 / 9780903839419
1982, 1st: 4to, Buckram: VG, VG
Excellent history of this famous loco builders in Manchester, best known as the developers of the Garrett articulated locomotive. Built over 8000 locos until closure in 1966, many for export. 302pp with hundreds of illustrations (some colour). This is the much superior first edition on art paper. VG copy in dw. Heavy - please enquire for postage costs (£6.50 in UK). 012053 
Price: 59.00 GBP
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THE SENTINEL - A HISTORY OF ALLEY & MacLELLAN AND THE SENTINEL WAGGON WORKS (2 Volume set), HUGHES W J , THOMAS ANTHONY R & JOSEPH L
18 THE SENTINEL - A HISTORY OF ALLEY & MacLELLAN AND THE SENTINEL WAGGON WORKS (2 Volume set)
HUGHES W J , THOMAS ANTHONY R & JOSEPH L
DAVID & CHARLES / WOODPECKER
0863171400 / 9780863171406
8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG
Two volume of the history of this famous manufacturer of Steam & Diesel Lorries, Buses, Railcars, Locomotives, steam and diesel engines etc. Covers the company's history and products from 1875 to 1980. 320 + 319pp, well illustrated. Volume 1 published by David & Charles, 1st ediiton 1973. Volume 2 published by Woodpecker, 1st edition 1987. VG copies in dws, just a little edge and, spines sunned as usual. Inscription to front end-paper of vol.1. Scarce set. 005422 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Imperial Chemical Industries Limited : A short account of the activities of the Company, Imperial Chemical Industries
19 Imperial Chemical Industries Limited : A short account of the activities of the Company
Imperial Chemical Industries
ICI

1929, 1st: Small 4to, Hard Cover: VG, 
Official account of the many activites of this once great British Company - written not long after its formation from diverse interests in 1926. 43pp, many photos, colour frontis. Privately prodiced for the Company this is numbered copy 103. VG clean copy in brown rexine boards as issued. Scarce. 015180 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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Willow Run : Colossus of American Industry, Kidder Warren Benjamin
20 Willow Run : Colossus of American Industry
Kidder Warren Benjamin
The Author
0964720531 / 9780964720534
1995, 1st Edition: 8vo, Glazed Boards: VG, 
The story of Henry Ford's industrial complex that at its height was turning out a B-24 "Liberator" bomber an hour on its two final assembly lines. 344pp, illustrated. VG copy in glazed boards. Signed and inscribed by the author. X010400 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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21 Steel At Brierley Hill : The Story of Round Oak Steel Works 1857-1957
Knox Collie
Round Oak Steel Works

1957, 1st: Small 4to, Cloth: VG, VG-
Centenary history of the Round Oak Steel Works at Brierley Hill in the Black Country. 72pp with illustrations and copy of old poster in pocket at rear. VG in original cloth boards. The rarely seen dw is present although slightly edge worn with small closed tears. 000269 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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THE STORY OF THE BRITANNIA IRON WORKS, LANE MICHAEL R
22 THE STORY OF THE BRITANNIA IRON WORKS
LANE MICHAEL R
QUILLER PRESS
1870948858 / 9781870948852
1993, 1st: 4to, Hard Cover: VG, VG
Excellent history of Wiliam Marshall Sons & Co of Gainsborough and their products - Traction engines, portable engines, agricultural equipment, stationary steam plant, tractors etc. 193pp, many illustrations. VG copy in dw. Small gift inscription to verso of front end-paper. Scarce. 006475 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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The Story of the Invicta Works : a History of Aveling & Porter, Rochester, Lane Michael R
23 The Story of the Invicta Works : a History of Aveling & Porter, Rochester
Lane Michael R
National Traction Engine Trust
0905818075 / 9780905818078
2010, 1st Edition: 4to, Hardcover: Fine, Fine
Extensive and well illlustrated history of this well known engineering company - especially its steam traction engines and road rollers. 238pp. Fine copy in dw. 013813 
Price: 99.00 GBP
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THE STORY OF THE STEAM PLOUGH WORKS, LANE MICHAEL R
24 THE STORY OF THE STEAM PLOUGH WORKS
LANE MICHAEL R
NORTHGATE PUBLISHING Co
0852984146 / 9780852984147
1980, 1st: 4to, Cloth: VG, VG
Excellent history of John Fowler & Co. of Leeds and their products - Traction engines, steam ploughing equipment, steam & diesel locomotives, road vehicles etc. 410pp, many illustrations. VG copy in dw with only slight wear to edges. Very heavy, please enquire for postage costs (UK £6.95). 004634 
Price: 34.95 GBP
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Eighty years of enterprise 1869-1949, Lewis R Stanley
25 Eighty years of enterprise 1869-1949
Lewis R Stanley
Ransomes & Rapier

1950, 1st: Small 4to, Cloth: VG, Fair
Officially published history of the first 80 years of Ransomes & Rapier Ltd, the famous Ipswich based engineering firm. 112pp, well illustrated. VG copy in rather worn dw with significant loss in places. 013663 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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26 The McKechnie Story
McKechnieE Brothers Ltd
NEWMAN NEAME

1965, 1st: Small 4to, Cloth: VG, VG
Company history of this firm which started as a processor of Copper in St.Helens/Widnes and expanded as a general metal processor and by-products manufacturuer. 28pp plus illustrations. VG in dw. 003063 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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CALLENDERS' 1882 - 1945, MORGAN R M
27 CALLENDERS' 1882 - 1945
MORGAN R M
BICC Plc

1982, 1st: Small 4to, Cloth: VG, VG
Extensive, official business history of Callenders' Cables (later BICC plc) one of earliest manufacturers of electrical cables and still a major manufacturer. 256pp, illustrated. VG copy in dw. Scarce. 002226 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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A Victorian Shipowner : A Portrait of Sir Charles Cayzer, Baronet of Gartmore, Muir Augustus & Davies Mair
28 A Victorian Shipowner : A Portrait of Sir Charles Cayzer, Baronet of Gartmore
Muir Augustus & Davies Mair
Cayzer, Irvine and Company

1978, 1st: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG-
Biography of Charle Cayzer, founder of the Clan Line and a major figure in 19trh and early 20th century British Merchant Shipping. 320pp, illustrated. VG copy in dw, worn on top edges. 014126 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Skodovka v historickych fotografiich / Skoda Works in historical Photographs, Nohovcova Ladislava, Mazny Petr & Vladislav Kratky´
29 Skodovka v historickych fotografiich / Skoda Works in historical Photographs
Nohovcova Ladislava, Mazny Petr & Vladislav Kratky´
VYDAl Stary Most
8023933256 / 9788023933253
2004, 1st: 4to, Glazed Boards: VG, 
Photo album showing the huge range of engineering, transport and military products of this great Czech Engineering firm from the 1870s onwards. 128pp, bi-lingual Czech/English text. VG copy in glazed boards. Scarce. 015236 
Price: 49.00 GBP
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30 BOWATER A HISTORY
READER W J
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
0521241650 / 9780521241656
1981, 1st: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG-
Standard business history of Bowater - the major paper & newsprint manufacturers. 426pp, illustrated. VG in slighty edge worn dw. 002674 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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