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Please suggest names of companies, factories, workshops, science organizations that existed between 1600 and 1830

Naval empires only please


Example format



East India Company

Royal Navy

Royal Society

Armstrong Iron Works

Carron Company



Casa de Contratación



Avzyan Iron Works



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The following was found through internet search, not from personal knowledge




The Cyfarthfa Ironworks was a major 18th century and 19th century ironworks located in Cyfarthfa, on the north-western edge of Merthyr Tydfil, in South Wales

The Dowlais Ironworks was a major ironworks and steelworks located at Dowlais near Merthyr Tydfil, in Wales.



Falling Creek Iron Works

Baltimore Iron Works 1731


Science Organizations


Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (Danish: Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab) is a Danish non-governmental science Academy, founded in 1742 for the advancement of science in Denmark.



The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. Established in 1783,

The Linnean Society of London is the world's premier society for the study and dissemination of taxonomy and natural history.[1] 1788

The Royal Institution of Great Britain (often abbreviated as the Royal Institution or RI) is an organisation devoted to scientific education and research, based in London.1799



The Bureau des Longitudes is a French scientific institution, founded by decree of 25 June 1795 and charged with the improvement of nautical navigation, standardisation of time-keeping, geodesy and astronomical observation

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La Compagnie des Indes

La Marine Royale/ La Marine Impériale

L'Académie des sciences/ L'Académie Royale des sciences/ L'Académie Impériale des sciences

Manufacture de Saint-Étienne/ Manufacture Royale d'Armes de Saint-Étienne  (weapons)


 Names sometimes change with political systems changes.

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Hanseatic League on Northen Europe (multinantional) Main area covered from Holland to Inflants (Estonia currently) Here is a map:


And here is map of trade main trade routes for Hanse:


And interesting fact: Hanseatic League got biggest vessel of era:



Even in hard times for our country we got: 



DUTCH: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch2en/conc2en/map_VOC_Trade_Network.html

NORTH AMERICA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson's_Bay_Company

FRANCE: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/219044/French-East-India-Company

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Classification societies:


Britain : Lloyd's Register (1760)


France: Bureau Veritas (1828)


US: American Bureau of Shipping (1862)


Norway: Det Norske Veritas (1864)


Germany: Germanishen Lloyd (1867)


Italy: Registro Italiano Navale (1861)


'classification society is a non govermental organisation that establishes and maintains technical standards for the construction and operation of ships and offshore structures. The society will also validate that construction is according to these standards and carry out regular surveys in service to ensure compliance with the standards.'          ...wiki quote ;)


As i mentioned in some post before, this kind organizations could be used in game for example to register ships name, or obtain historical ship name to be able in use by player.

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Danish West India Company. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_West_India_Company


Danish East India Company. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_East_India_Company


The Royal Greenland Trading Department. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Greenland_Trading_Department


General Trade Company. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Trade_Company

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By no means complete, just a few I dredged up off of Wiki in the 1700s and very early 1800s:




  • Allen and Hanbury's (Pharmaceuticals, London)
  • Browns and Chester (Department Store, Chester - Could traffic in trade goods from other countries)
  • Coats PLC (Textiles, Scotland)
  • Courtaulds (Textiles, Essex)
  • Dowlais Ironworks (Wales)
  • Melingriffith Tin Plate Works (Wales)
  • Seager Evans & Co. (Distillers, London)
  • Thwaites and Reed (Clockmakers, London)
  • Vesuvius PLC (Glassmaker, London)
  • Wilkinson Sword (Guns, swords)


Ship Yards:

  • Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company
  • Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company
  • Portsmouth Royal Dockyard
  • Chatham Royal Dockyard
  • Harwich Royal Dockyard
  • Sheerness Royal Dockyard
  • Plymouth Royal Dockyard



  • Debauve & Gallais (Chocolatier, 
  • Saint-Louis (Glassmaker, Lorraine)


Ship Yards:

  • Navy Island (Ontario, Canada)

The Netherlands


  • Det Bergen Grønlandske Compagnie (Founded/Administrated Dutch Colonies in Greenland)
  • Scheurleer & Zoonen (Precious Metals Traders, the Hague)
  • Sociëteit van Berbice (Trading Company, Guyana)
  • Van Gend & Loos (Distribution Company, Amsterdam)



  • Emden Company (Trading, primarily with China, Emden, Prussia)
  • Verlag Herder (Publishing, Freiburg im Breisgau)


  • Reiherstieg Schiffswerfte & Maschinenfabrik (Hamburg)




  • Guipuzcoan Company of Caracas (Venezuela - Trade goods like Tobacco and Cocoa


Ship Yards:

  • Havana


United States


  • American Fur Company (New York City)
  • Colgate Co. (Chandelry and Soap, New York City)
  • Crane & Co. (Paper, Cotton-based products)
  • DuPont (Gunpowder and Explosives, Wilmington, Delaware)
  • Freeman's Auctioneers (Auctionhouse - could trade in anything, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Fort Pitt Foundry (Ironworks, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • Rogers Orchards (Agriculture - Fruit, etc, Southington, Connecticut) 
  • Valentine & Co. (Paint/Coatings, Boston, Massachusetts)


Ship Yards:

  • Charlestown Navy Yard (Now Boston Navy Yard)
  • New York Naval Shipyard
  • Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
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