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G & J Weir Ltd, Cathcart, Glasgow - British patent number 331882

Date: 1930-1950
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 x 166 x 58 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Brass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from J McPhail
Object Name: Builder's plate
Object No: 00002657
Place Manufactured:Cathcart

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    Description
    A brass makers plaque. Inscribed 'G & j weir ltd. British patent number 331882. Cathcart, glasgow, scotland. `british patent no: 331882. British registered design no: 744589. When ordering spare parts quote no: b1334mn fd 5"X6"'.
    SignificanceCaptain Reeves-Mcpahil served with the Union Line of ships.
    HistoryThe Union Company, Union Steam Ship Company (USS Co), or Union Line was started in Dunedin, New Zealand and was involved in the trans Tasman route.

    Double-acting Weir steam pumps were virtually standard fitment on British built steamships, being used for pumping water, fuel, air and much else well into the 1950s.
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