Skip to main content

Latest News

Machinery installation via exterior wall

Beck & Pollitzer installed machinery via an exterior wall!

This ThrowbackThursday is from the 1960s. It shows a challenging installation project for the Royal National Institute of the Blind.

The RNIB was first conceived as the British and Foreign Society for Improving the Embossed Literature of the Blind, in 1868. Its founder, Dr Thomas Artimage, was originally a physician who practiced in London, and then Turkey during the Crimean War. He eventually abandoned his career due to his own deteriorating sight, which gave birth to the idea of the society we now know as the Royal National Institute of the Blind.

In the 1960s, the society was a recognized chartered organization, with Queen Elizabeth II acting as its patron. It became the UK’s most prominent organisation for eye healthcare.

As the photo shows, Beck & Pollitzer was responsible for delivering machinery to the RNIB’s premises in London, which evidently presented a challenge: a sizeable piece of machinery needed to be hoisted by crane through the exterior of the building, in order for it to be installed in its desired location.

Today, Beck & Pollitzer provides machinery removal and installation services for a number of healthcare clients.

  • Installation for London Underground

    Expansion of the Jubilee Line at Canary Wharf, London Underground This week’s ThrowbackThursday shows a Beck & Pollitzer installation from 1993. In the early 90s, the London Underground gained permission to expand its service in the Canary Wha…
  • Presses installations – Evening Telegraph

    Transportation and installation of series of print presses for the Evening Telegraph in the 1990s This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the 1990s and shows a Beck & Pollitzer installation for the Derby Evening Telegraph. The newspaper, which i…
  • Briggs Tank relocation

    Briggs Tank relocation project completed in 1993 by a dedicated heavy haulage division of Beck & Pollitzer This ThrowbackThursday is from 1993 and shows the relocation of a Briggs Tank at the Yoxall Bridge in Staffordshire, UK. During the 80s,…
  • Windsor Castle 1990s

    This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the 1990s and shows a team of Beck & Pollitzer vehicles at Windsor Castle. Our team was part of a large-scale restoration collaboration after the castle — one of the homes of Queen Elizabeth II — suffered …
  • Transporting a carriage, Brighton Belle train

    Transporting a carriage from the famous ‘Brighton Belle’ train in 1976 Today’s #ThrowbackThursday is from 1976. It shows Beck & Pollitzer transporting the ‘Brighton Belle’, a UK train that ran from Victoria Station in London to Brighton on the…