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Cox Brothers and Co (Dundee)

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1841 Company established by James Cox

c.1845 the firm began weaving by steam-power

Then established the Camperdown Linen Works, a large-scale and systematically laid out works of twenty-five acres where the various processes of preparing, spinning, bleach­ing, dyeing, weaving, and finishing, were carried out.

The firm also had an establishment on the Hooghly, at Calcutta, for the storage and shipment of jute.

1865 A magnificent chimney shaft was erected, a pro­minent landmark, built in the style of the Italian campanile.

1867 This was described as including a large machine-making establishment engaged solely in making and repairing their own spinning and weaving machinery.[1]

1867 Was one of the industrial venues hosting visitors to the British Association's meeting in Dundee[2]

The Camperdown Works were powered by 22 engines, of an aggregate power of 2750 hp. More than 15,000 tons of material were worked up per annum, and more than 5000 persons employed in the works.

1893 Company incorporated - Cox Brothers Ltd

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1867/09/13
  2. The Times, Sep 05, 1867
  • The 19th century staple trade in Dundee [1]