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Worksplate Dick Kerr & Co Ltd London, Britannia Engineering Works Kilmarnock 1915. Ornate, oval brass, extremely rare indeed. Seven locos were built by this company in 1915, but it is not know whether they all had the ornate style of plate. Most of the locos went new to the WD or the Ministry of Munitions and were later sold to industry. DK also built steam trams and locos from 1883 until 1918. The only loco of 1915 definitely recorded with the ornate plates, is 2' 6 gauge 0-6-2T OC No 40 on the Chatterden & Upnor Rly in Kent which of course was WD owned at that time. The earliest ornate plate recorded is of 1893, but by 1901 the plainer style of plate was utilised. There does not appear to be an actual date when plate styles were changed as they appear to be mixed up. Until 1883 the company was known as W B DICK & CO.

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Auction: November 2008 , Lot: 173
Sold for: £2,200
Worksplate Dick Kerr & Co Ltd London, Britannia