13 BOUCHES-DU-RHONE. MARSEILLE. Action de F5000. buff, black. # 200. No 185. Folds. Signed by Philip Taylor, brother of the famous British inventor John Taylor (he strongly modernised the mining industry in Cornwall). Successor company of the Chantiers Navale à la Seyne, who, with the help of English engineers such as Taylor, build the first steam engine driven ships to sail on the river Rhône. The Forges de la Capelette, founded 1847 as a metallurgical company providing parts for the shipping industry, was regrouped in the Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée in 1853. Small issue.
Themes: METAL & ENGINEERING, SHIPPING
Date: 10 June 1852
Startprice: € 50