Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,165 pages of information and 245,632 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Davis and Primrose

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Photographed near Vassouras Eco Resort, Brazil. Image 2023 by Rafael Botelho.
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April 1870.
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June 1888. Steam hammers.
December 1889.
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August 1899.
1890. 40-ton Fairbairn-type crane.
February 1901.
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September 1902.
1902.
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February 1911.
1911. Bevelling Machines.
1912. One ton steam crane supplied to Cockatoo Island Shipyard, Sydney. Image courtesy Bob McKillop.

Davis and Primrose of Etna Iron Works, 49 Bangor Road, Leith.

1890 Angle Iron bevelling machine for the angle bars used in the construction of frames and stringers of iron ships. Article and illustrations in 'The Engineer'. [1]

1890 40-ton Fairbairn-type crane (see image)[2]

1896 The firm of Davis and Primrose was dissolved by the retiral of James Primrose. However, the business was carried on under the same name by Robert Elliot Davis.[3]

1912 Supplied a 1 ton steam crane to Cockatoo Island Shipyard, Sydney. [4]

1914 Davis and Primrose Limited was incorporated as a private company, with capital of £10,000, to acquire and take over as a going concern the business carried on by Davis and Primrose, and to carry on the business of ironfounders, etc.[5]

1932 The company went into voluntary liquidation.[6]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 6th June 1890. p457
  2. 'Engineering' of 5th September 1890
  3. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/10849/page/59
  4. Chris Capewell Queens Park London
  5. The Scotsman 29 August 1914
  6. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/14891/page/719
  • National Records of Scotland BT2/9227