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The Weir Group: The History of a Scottish Engineering Legend 1872-2008

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Author Name: Weir, William

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Publisher U.S.A. Profile Books 2008

ISBN Number 1861978863 / 9781861978868

Seller ID 124541

In 1871, brothers George and James Weir founded the engineering firm of G & J Weir, one of a booming range of industry on the west coast of Scotland. At their Cathcart works in Glasgow, the Weirs produced their own groundbreaking inventions, all crucial to the development of steam ships at that time. Today, 130 turbulent years later, the Weir Group is almost the last of those once-flourishing companies still to retain its independence and its Scottish base. Over the intervening century, the company manufactured pumps and valves for ships' engines around the world, oil pipelines, and armaments during both world wars. This insightful resource details how the group, rooted in the inventiveness and determination of the Victorian manufacturing age, adapted to the changing world of the 20th century, determined always to diversify, win overseas contracts, build partnerships, and above all, survive.

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