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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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2 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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3 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
4 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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YARROW : THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS, BORTHWICK ALASTAIR
5 YARROW : THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS
BORTHWICK ALASTAIR
YARROW & Co

1965, 1st: 4to, Cloth: VG, 
Official company history of this famous Clydeside Warship builders, particularly noted as designers and builders of destroyers and multitube boilers. 135pp, well illustrated. VG clean copy in original red cloth/gilt boards. 000816 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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6 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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Boss & Co., Dallas Douglas
7 Boss & Co.
Dallas Douglas
Quiller Press
1904057632 / 9781904057635
2005, 2nd (revised): Large 4to, Hard Cover: VG, VG
Authorised history of this famous British gunsmiths. 352pp, heavilly illustrated. Updated and enlarged 2nd edition. Vg clean cxopy in dust wrapper. Heavy - UK postage £5.95 016612 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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8 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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9 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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Fairfield 1860-1960, Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co
10 Fairfield 1860-1960
Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co
Barbour McLaren

1960, 1st: 4to, Cloth: VG, 
Offically produced centenary history of this famous Goven based shipbuilders - both naval and merchant. Its yard survives as part of BAE Systems and continues to build Royal Navy warships. c.120pp, many illustrations and listing of ships built. VG clean copy in blue cloth boards. Scarce. 016708 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Munitions of War : a Record of the Work of the B.S.A. and Daimler Companies During the World War 1914-1918, Frost George H
11 Munitions of War : a Record of the Work of the B.S.A. and Daimler Companies During the World War 1914-1918
Frost George H
Munitions of War: a Record of the Work of the B.S.A. And Daimler Companies During the World War...

1st: 4to, Paper Covered Boards: Good, 
Undated but c.1919-20. Lavish official record work of the work of these two major British companies during WW1 - especially rifles and small arms, motorcycles, military vehciles and engines. 222pp, heavily illustrated with photos and drawings and several nice colour centre-folds. Contents generally good, a few small marginal tears and occasional marking, not affecting text etc. Original paper covered boards with half-cloth edges worn some bumping. Rare. Heavy - UK postage £5.95 016969 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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12 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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BEYER, PEACOCK LOCOMOTIVE BUILDERS TO THE WORLD, HILLS R L & PATRICK D
13 BEYER, PEACOCK LOCOMOTIVE BUILDERS TO THE WORLD
HILLS R L & PATRICK D
TRANSPORT PUBLISHING COMPANY (TPC)
0903839415 / 9780903839419
1982, 1st: 4to, Buckram: VG, Good+
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 clean copy, dust wrapper is clean but has a 2" close tear to rear edge of spine. Heavy - please enquire for postage costs (£6.50 in UK). 012053 
Price: 49.00 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
14 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 clean copies in dws, voluume one signed by both Authors. Scarce set. 005422 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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Engineering for Life : The story of Martin-Baker, Jewell John
15 Engineering for Life : The story of Martin-Baker
Jewell John
Martin-Baker Aircraft Company

1979, 1st: Large 8vo, Card Cover: VG, 
Official company history of Martin-Baker, their aircraft and their famous ejection seats. 108pp, well illustrated. VG clean copy in card covers. 017819 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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A Hundredth Birthday : Reviewing a Century of Progress, Joshua Tetley & Son Ltd
16 A Hundredth Birthday : Reviewing a Century of Progress
Joshua Tetley & Son Ltd
Joshua Tetley & Son Ltd

1923, 1st: 4to, Cloth: Fine, 
Official centenary publication for this famous Leeds Brewers - largely wrtten by the Chairman, C F Tetley. 28pp + many plates and also WW1 roll of honour. Fine copy in decorative boards. Signed presentation copy from C F Tetley to a family member and with a loose copy of the centenary Banquet menu. Rare. 016283 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Willow Run : Colossus of American Industry, Kidder Warren Benjamin
17 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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18 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
19 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. Scarce. 006475 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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THE STORY OF THE STEAM PLOUGH WORKS, LANE MICHAEL R
20 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 . Very heavy, please enquire for postage costs (UK £6.95). 004634 
Price: 36.50 GBP
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21 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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DAVIES & METCALFE LTD - Railway Engineers to the World, METCALFE RICHARD
22 DAVIES & METCALFE LTD - Railway Engineers to the World
METCALFE RICHARD
SENIOR PUBLICATIONS
0863172024 / 9780863172021
1999, 1st: 4to, Glazed Boards: VG, VG
History of this well known engineering company, best known for its exhaust stream injectors and related steam loco fitments. 208pp, well illustrated. VG copy in dust wrapper. 012407 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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CALLENDERS' 1882 - 1945, MORGAN R M
23 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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SHIPBUILDERS TO THE WORLD : 125 YEARS OF HARLAND AND WOLFF, BELFAST 1861-1986, MOSS MICHAEL & HUME JOHN R
24 SHIPBUILDERS TO THE WORLD : 125 YEARS OF HARLAND AND WOLFF, BELFAST 1861-1986
MOSS MICHAEL & HUME JOHN R
BLACKSTAFF PRESS
0856403431 / 9780856403439
1986, 1st: Small 4to, Hard Cover: Fine, Fine
The standard detailed history of the Belfast Shipbuilders and Engineers, Harland & Wolff, famous for building many great liners including the Titanic and Olympic. 601pp, well illustrated. Fine copy in dust wrapper. Heavy - please enquire for overseas postage costs. 004335 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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A Victorian Shipowner : A Portrait of Sir Charles Cayzer, Baronet of Gartmore, Muir Augustus & Davies Mair
25 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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Lucas : The First 100 Years (2 Volume Presentation set), Nockolds Harold
26 Lucas : The First 100 Years (2 Volume Presentation set)
Nockolds Harold
DAVID & CHARLES
0715373064 / 9780715373064
1977, 1st: Large 8vo, Half Leather: Fine, 
The two volume history of this famous British electrical and automotive component manufacturer. 349 + 432pp, well illustrated. This is a fine set of the special presentation copies produced for the Company with full half leather green bindings with raised bands and gilt titling. Both have the presentation bookplates signed by the Lucas Chairman Bernard Scott. Rare set. Heavy - UK postage £6.95. 016859 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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Skodovka v historickych fotografiich / Skoda Works in historical Photographs, Nohovcova Ladislava, Mazny Petr & Vladislav Kratky´
27 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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Blohm+Voss : Ships and Machinery for the World, Prager Hans Georg
28 Blohm+Voss : Ships and Machinery for the World
Prager Hans Georg
KOEHLER
3782201388 / 9783782201384
1977, 1st English Edition: 4to, Hard Cover: VG, VG-
Extensive history of this famous German shipbuilding firm. 271pp, many photos and drwings and works listing. VG copy in slightly edge worn dw. 014913 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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29 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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A HUNSLET HUNDRED, ROLT L T C
30 A HUNSLET HUNDRED
ROLT L T C
DAVID & CHARLES

1964, 1st: 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, Good
History of the well known loco builders in Leeds, published to celebrate 100 years of loco building. 177pp with photos and plans. VG clean copy, slight spotting to edges, dw edge worn with old tape repair 000101 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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