1919 build Motor Yacht BRITISH MARINE MOTOR & LAUNCH CO., Ltd.

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De Vreede
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1919 build Motor Yacht BRITISH MARINE MOTOR & LAUNCH CO., Ltd.

Post by De Vreede » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:38 am

HI all,

Become the proud owner of a 1919 build motor yacht

build at BRITISH MARINE MOTOR & LAUNCH CO., Ltd. Old Kilpatrick
Official Number : 149852
Oldest known name : To Be
28 x 8.4 (8.53 m x 2.56m)
Any body know anything more ?

Regards,

Abraham
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Re: 1919 build Motor Yacht BRITISH MARINE MOTOR & LAUNCH CO., Ltd.

Post by iain crosbie » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:55 am

Found this reference to the company:
BRITISH MARINE MOTOR & LAUNCH CO., Ltd. (Proprietors: J. Howden & Co., Ltd. ) Old Kilpatrick (Dumbartonshire), near Glasgow. T. A.: "Wisdom, Old Kilpatrick." T. N.: Bowling 28. Established 1910. Incorporated 1914. Directors: Wm. H. Howden (Chairman ), J. Howden Hume and J. B. McGillivray. Employees about 300. Manufactures.—Motor cruisers, motor lifeboats with wireless outfits, collapsible lifeboats, flying boats, sailing yachts, ships' boats, paraffin motors.
I think Howden's are still in business, and know that they built one of the Channel Tunnel boring machines at their works in Scotland Street, Glasgow.
You could also try the many archives available in Glasgow for information about the company, you never know that might shed some light on your vessel.
e.g: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/archive ... /business/

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