Tom Bunyan, Inventor Of 'Pilgrim' Products Marketed By Mapeco, Honored By Queen Elizabeth

In recognition of his contribution to engineering, Tom Bunyan was recently presented with the civil honor, "Officer of the Order of the British Empire," by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

Mr. Bunyan is the inventor of commercially available products, sold worldwide under the name "Pilgrim," which contribute significantly to the safety of shafting and propellers in ships and, more recently, to personnel safety in nuclear power reactors.

Mr. Bunyan is a frequent visitor to the U.S.

and has read papers in SNAME symposia and taken part in technical meetings at other U.S.


The first Pilgrim propeller nut was introduced into the U.S. through Mapeco Products, Inc., exclusive licensee, by Cliff Hoitt in 1967, and shortly thereafter the Pilgrim keyless bore propeller under license.

The Pilgrim hydraulic propeller nut is used extensively on naval and commercial vessels in the U.S. and throughout the world. The Pilgrim keyless bore propeller has been used extensively on large LNGs and crude carriers built in the U.S. and on over 500 vessels worldwide.

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