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This large vintage Polish shipyard plaque is cast with heavy, solid brass and reads:
It is made of the highest quality heavy cast brass, measuring 11 3/4 by 39 1/2 inches and weighs a substantial 56 pounds!
H. Cegielski - Poznań S.A. is among the world's top manufacturers of machines and equipment for the shipbuilding industry.
The company was established in 1846, and its development proceeded in a number of stages. Hipolit Cegielski was the founder of the company. Initially, the company made machines, tools and equipment for the agri-food industry.
After Poland regained independence, the firm started manufacturing railway rolling stock.
Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, a division producing machine tools and artillery equipment was established. During the war, the company was controlled by the German corporation DWM.
The engine era, which has lasted up to this day, began in the 1950s, when licences to manufacture marine engines were acquired from Sulzer Brothers Ltd., Switzerland (currently W�rtsil� Switzerland Ltd.) and Burmeister & Wain, Denmark (currently MAN Diesel A/S).
The 1990s was a time of structural changes at HCP. Ten limited liability daughter companies were spun off. In the same period, the company was awarded the ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certificate, the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certificate, and the PN-N 18001 and OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Certificate.
Thank you for shopping at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, dealers in authentic nautical maritime antiques, collectibles, maritime ship salvage and hardware. OUR STORE offers for sale exceptional, quality nautical furniture and furnishings, nautical lamps and lighting, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. We're everything nautical!
Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features exceptional works of art in various media representing artists from our region and as far away as New Zealand! Each artist that we show is chosen for their unique style of artwork, and has an artist page where you can preview their individual work. You can also browse art categorized by genre.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!