Furness Withy Shipping Cap Badge Lapel Pin
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Wear this Bibby Line Pin with pride at any time of the year.
Made with High quality metals and enamels
2 x Rear metal butterfly pin fasteners.
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The company was founded by Christopher Furness and Henry Withy (1852-1922) in 1891 in Hartlepool. This was achieved by the amalgamation of the Furness Line of steamers with the business of Edward Withy and Co., iron and steel shipbuilders and repairers, of West Hartlepool, which was founded by Edward Withy (1844-1927), Henry Withy's brother. An early acquisition in 1900 was a controlling interest in Richardsons Westgarth & Company, a marine engineering business.
Furness, Withy started with 18 vessels and over the subsequent years it owned in excess of a thousand ships. It bought the Prince line in 1916. In 1917 the Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd was established, at Haverton Hill, River Tees, initially for war production. The Furness family sold its interests in the Company to a consortium led by Frederick Lewis, a Director in the business, in 1919.