About Grey Funnel

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Grey Funnel is owned and run by Adrian Rowe who has lived and worked on the Island for many years. After leaving school he took up an engineering apprenticeship with Elliott Turbomachinery in Cowes (formerly J Samuel White Shipbuilders & Engineers) followed by employment across a range of engineering industries.  He is a graduate of the University of Bath, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.


Image: 1920's Car Mascot of Icarus (Grey Funnel Collection)

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Our logo incorporates a symbol of a ships funnel decorated with a dazzle camouflage pattern. Dazzle camouflage was used on ships during the first world war and was invented by the marine artist Norman Wilkinson.