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British Industrial History

Gourock Ropework Co

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of Port Glasgow

  • 1735 Company established.
  • 1903 Incorporated as a limited company.
  • 1914 Sailcloth, cordage and twine manufacturers. Speciality: waterproof canvas known as "Birkmyre's Cloth". Employees 3,000. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book