Catalogue description Additional records of W. Sisson and Co. Ltd., Engineers, of Gloucester

This record is held by Gloucestershire Archives

Details of D6093
Reference: D6093
Title: Additional records of W. Sisson and Co. Ltd., Engineers, of Gloucester

Records relate to company foundation and administration, legal, financial, shares and miscellaneous papers

Date: 1904 - 1969
Related material:

See Gloucestershire Record Office D5748 for other records of the firm, deposited by a former employee


For a fuller history of W. Sisson & Co. Ltd., See Gloucestershire Record Office D6093/6/2 below and Gloucestershire Record Office D5748, D6093/1/2 & 1/3

Held by: Gloucestershire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

W Sisson and Co Ltd, 1889-1958 Gloucester, engineers

Belliss and Morcom Ltd

Physical description: 27 Files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Documents deposited by Belliss and Morcom Ltd., Icknield Square, Birmingham

Administrative / biographical background:

The firm was established by William Sisson in 1889 when he took over the small marine engineering works of J.J. Seekings & Co., situated near the Docks. The business became a limited liability company in 1904 and new works were built at Barnwood. W. Sisson & Co. Ltd., specialized in the design and devolopment of high speed launch and marine engines and boilers and also designed vessels of all types, used initally on the Thames, Severn and Lake Windermere. William Sisson had a strong interest in technical education, and the firm also became known for designing engineering equipment for educational purposes


Before coming to Gloucester, J.J. Seekings had been a partner with G.E. Belliss, founder of the firm of Belliss and Morcom Ltd., Birmingham. After the second World War Belliss & Morcom Ltd., began to take a financial interest in Sisson's and in 1958 acquired full control of the company, which became part of the "B & M group"

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