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Acme Manufacturing Co

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Dec 1921.

Engine makers, of Budhill, Shettleston, Glasgow

1888 Alexander Burt, as Burt and Co, built the Acme gas engine to patents held by Burt and McGhee[1]

1901 Alexander Burt became the Acme Manufacturing Co

1901 Listed as 'Acme Manufacturing Co, 153 Queen St.' under 'Machine Makers and Millwrights' and under 'Engineers'.[2]

1901 Building gas and oil engines rated from 2.5 to 40 bhp [3]

1902 Petitioned for Cessio against an ironmonger, A. C. Gilbert[4]

1903 Laundry Engineers (could this be connected with Acme Domestic Equipment?), Machine Makers[5]

1903 There also was an Acme Foundry Co, Gartocher Pl., Shettleston, Engineers[6]

1904 Acme Engine Co, at the same address, issued a catalogue.

1907 Listed as 'Acme Manufacturing Co Ltd, 34 John Street, city.' under 'Mangle Manufacturers'.[7]

1911 Messrs Joseph S. Burt, Thomas W. Burt, George P. Burt and J. W. Burt, trading as Acme Manufacturing Co, machine makers, petitioned for cessio against William Cameron of Dundee[8]

1919 Company in liquidation[9]

1922 Patent. 'Improvements in or relating to wringing machines. Peter Burt, Joseph Smith Burt, Thomas Wotherspoon Burt, George Peter Burt, John Wotherspoon Burt, May 17, 1923: GB197560-A. .... (trading as Acme Manufacturing Co.). June 8, 1922. Two-roller wringers, attaching to tables, tubs, &c.-A bracket, for clamping a wringer to a tub, Fig. 1, or table, Fig. 2, so that the rollers may be always vertically above...'[10]

By 1930, the Acme Works, Budhill, Shettleston, were occupied by The Glasgow Radiator Company[11]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1904/12/09
  2. 1901/02 Post Office Directory of Glasgow
  3. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1999. ISBN 1 873098 50 2
  4. Edinburgh Gazette 26 September 1902
  5. 1903-04 Post Office Directory of Glasgow
  6. 1903-04 Post Office Directory of Glasgow
  7. 1907/08 Post Office Directory of Glasgow
  8. Edinburgh Gazette 6 October 1911
  9. Edinburgh Gazette 21 November 1919
  10. Patent Maps
  11. Edinburgh Gazette 13 June 1930