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Alexander Jack (d.1877)

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Alexander Jack ( -1877) of Alexander Jack and Sons

1877 Obituary [1]

Mr. Alexander Jack, senior partner of the firm of Alexander Jack and Sons, agricultural implement makers, Maybole, died last week. He had been ailing for a considerable time.

Mr. Jack began life as a joiner, and for a time carried on business as a wood merchant at Auchendrane, a few miles from Maybole. His trade gradually increasing, he removed to Maybole nearly thirty years ago, and ever afterwards he was engaged in the manufacture of almost all kinds of agricultural implements, and with so much success that his works became to be the most extensive of the kind in Scotland.

He was an excellent type of the observant and calculating Scotchman. Ever alive to the wants of the modern agriculturist, he spared neither time nor expense in perfecting the implements which he manufactured, and he had his reward, as the result was that they came to be so well known and appreciated, that they found their way to all parts of the kingdom, as well as to the Continent and our colonies.

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