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Babcock & Wilcox Collection

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Biography | Scope and Content | Boxlist

Quantity: .42 linear feet

Restrictions: The Special Collections Research Center is open to any interested researcher upon presentation of a valid CASE ID or other valid official identification card. The Center is open to other researchers by appointment only.

Acquisition: The collection is thought to have been a gift of the Babcock & Wilcox Company to the Case Archive of Contemporary Science and Technology.


In 1867, Stephen Wilcox and George Babcock established a partnership to manufacture and market boilers. In 1881, the Babcock and Wilcox Company was incorporated.

In 1881, the company opened a sales office in Glasgow, Scotland, UK and in 1895, Babcock and Wilcox was established. The company built its own manufacturing plant in Renfrew, Scotland. The company, both in the United States and in the UK, continued to build boilers, as well as, in later years, electrical generating units.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 22 photographs of the plant facility at Renfrew, Scotland, dating December 1903. Photographs include shots of the plant floor and its machinery, men working with machines and boilers, and the construction of new facilities.

Box  Folder Folder Title
1 1 Photographs. December, 1903
1 2 Photographs, December, 1903-1904






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