Engine Companies - Their Histories & Current Information


Mirrlees Blackstone

A brief history of the Mirrlees Blackstone company, listing the major events in its history. It includes a selection of engine photographs.



The official website of MAN, which carries information on the current Ruston, Paxman and Mirrlees Blackstone product ranges.


The Vulcan Foundry
at Newton-le-Willows

A history of the world famous Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows and it's place in the history of Ruston & Hornsby.


Crossley Bros

A brief history of the Company is provided on the Crossley Register website.


A History of the Vulcan Foundry


A different perspective on the story by local historian Steven Dowd.

The National Gas & Oil Engine Company

A brief history of the National Company.


Ruston & Hornsby
of Lincoln

Ray Hooley's 'Ruston & Hornsby Engine Pages', giving a history of the Company. The site also carries useful information on the dates when particular Ruston engine types were in production.

R A Lister & Co Ltd

Brief history of the company founded in Dursley with good photographs and stories of the Lister family as well as the Lister products.

Alternatively, for the current Lister Petter engine company click here

Davey, Paxman & Co,
of Colchester


Richard Carr's 'Paxman Pages'. The most comprehensive coverage of Paxman's history and achievements to be found on the internet.


Russell Newbery®

Russell Newbery Register's "History Pages" giving two excellent chapters with the promise of more to come.

Doxford Engines


Doxford Engine Friends Association have an interesting history of the company on their site.


Bamford Engines


Tribute to the Bamford Engine and Machinery Group, who were based at Uttoxeter in Staffordshire and went on to achieve world-wide recognition for their equipment.

Villiers Engineering Co Ltd


Tells the story of the company from its origins of making bicycles through to producing engines.


Fowler & Wolseley Engines


Site that hosts information on Wolseley and Fowler engines including company history and dating help. 


Blackstone Engines

The official Blackstone Engine Site planned to give owners a comprehensive range of data on the engines and their owners.




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