Original Ships Engine Crank Case Door – Doxford
Very Large engine crank case inspection cover , made and stamped Doxford.
Painted in a British Racing Green with Gold lettering , this is a striking wall mountable piece of ships engine history.
With two hand cups to the sides of the lettering the cover was easily removed in the engine room to inspect the crank.
Approx 3ft in dia
William Doxford & Sons Ltd, often referred to simply as Doxford, was a British shipbuilding and marine engineering company.
Doxford was a major British shipbuilder. It also made marine diesel engines, the last of which it built in 1980.
William Doxford founded the company in 1840. From 1870 it was based in Pallion, Sunderland, on the River Wear in Northeast England. The Company was managed by William Doxford’s four sons following his death in 1882. It was acquired by Northumberland Shipbuilding Company in 1918.
It was renamed Doxford & Sunderland Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd in 1961 and Doxford & Sunderland Ltd in 1966. Court Line took it over in 1972 and renamed it Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd.
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