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of Blue Mount Engineering Works, Camlachie, Glasgow
Traded as Burt and Co up to at least 1894
1891 March. 'Alexander Burt & Co., ironfounders and engineers, Mountblue Foundry, to erect buildings in Mountblue Road. Camlachie.'
1891 September. Advertisement. 'GAS ENGINES - The "Acme" is guaranteed to be the simplest and most economical in the world. Sole makers, Alexander Burt & Company, Camlachie, Glasgow.'
1892 June. Report. 'An engine which attracts much attention is the Acme Compound Gas Engine, shown by Messrs Alexander Burt & Co., Mountblue Works, Glasgow. It is a 6-horse power engine, is the 157th turned out by the firm, and drives one of Paterson & Cooper's dynamos, 100 volts, 80 amperes, to run 150 16-candle-power lights. The mechanical details to suit the compounding arrangement are ingenious. One piston has only half the stroke of the other, the shorter piston-rod being connected to a special crank, one disc of which is a geared wheel working into another geared wheel on the main crank shaft, the relation of the wheels being 1 to 2. The engine has a self-starting arrangement, and works very sweetly.'
1892 Built the Acme gas engines to patents held by Burt and McGhee 
1896 Engines tested in Belfast
1901 The company became the Acme Manufacturing Co