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Babcock and Wilcox collection

 Collection
Identifier: Spec-Coll-00004

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 22 photographs of the Babcock and Wilcox Company facility at Renfrew, Scotland, circa 1903-1904. Photographs include images of the plant floor and its machinery, men working with machines and boilers, and the construction of new facilities.

Dates

  • 1903-1904

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use of this collection.

History of The Babcock and Wilcox Company

In 1867, Stephen Wilcox and George Babcock established a partnership to manufacture and market boilers. In 1881, the Babcock and Wilcox Company was incorporated. That same year the company opened a sales office in Glasgow, Scotland, and later built its own manufacturing plant in Renfrew, Scotland. The company, both in the United States and in the United Kingdom, continued to build boilers, as well as, in later years, electrical generating units.

Extent

.42 linear feet

Overview

This collection consists of 22 photographs of the Babcock and Wilcox Company facility at Renfrew, Scotland, circa 1903-1904. Photographs include images of the plant floor and its machinery, men working with machines and boilers, and the construction of new facilities.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

This collection is thought to have been a gift of the Babcock & Wilcox Company to the Case Archive of Contemporary Science and Technology circa 1964-1967.
Title
Finding aid for the Babcock and Wilcox Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Special Collections staff
Date
2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland OH 44106-7151 United States
216.368.0189