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Alexander Findlay and Co

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December 1929.
Sept 1949.
Located on a footbridge at Perth Station in Scotland.

of Parkneuk Works, Motherwell, Scotland.

London Office - High Holborn House, 52/4 High Holborn W.C.1.

1888 Company founded.

Supplied iron and steel work for the Glasgow Rotundas serving the Harbour Tunnel.

1900 Public company.

1921 Death of Alexander Findlay, founder of the company. [1]

1956 Acquired by Scottish Motor Traction Co

By 1958 was part of Sears Holdings[2]

1961 Bridge-builders and structural designers, fabricators and erectors of all types of bridges and buildings. 1,000 employees.[3]

1961 English Steel Corporation ordered the structural steel for its new melting shop and billet and blooming mills at Tinsley Park, Sheffield from the company[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1921/02/11
  2. The Times, May 13, 1958
  3. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. The Times, May 24, 1961