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Manufacturers Index - Robb Engineering Co.

Robb Engineering Co.
Amherst, NS, Canada
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

History
Last Modified: Jan 8 2015 10:06PM by Jeff_Joslin
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Founded in 1848, this firm made lumber machinery and steam engines. By 1916, Robb engines were being manufactured by International Engineering Works, Ltd., of Amherst.

Information Sources

  • The Electrical Engineer, 27 Jul 1892, page 93.
    The Robb Engineering Co., of Amherst, Nova Scotia, builders of the Robb Armstrong engines and the Robb Mumford boilers, have recently moved into their new plant. The company was founded in 1848 for general work on coal mining and lumber machinery. It has grown until the new works occupy a space devoted to the building of engines alone, which is 100 x 248 feet.
  • The 1916-12-28 Canadian Machinery has an ad for Robb engines from International Engineering Works, Ltd.