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Dobbie McInnes

From Graces Guide
1900. Azimuth Mirror.

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1900. Azimuth Mirror Detail.
1900. External Spring and Paper Roll Indicator.
Engine Indicator. Exhibit at the L'Adventure du Sucre, Mauritius.
Engine Indicator (detail). Exhibit at the L'Adventure du Sucre, Mauritius.
March 1909.
c1910. Exhibit at Queensland Maritime Museum.
February 1911.
1914. 'A' winch sounding outfit.
1914. Wheelhouse steering compass.
1914. R.D.C Special liquid compass.
1914. Depthometer.
1914. Winch Sounding Outfit.
1933. 'Teledep' Boiler Water Level Guage.
1933. 'Farnboro' Electric Indicator.
1934. Torque suspension compass.
November 1943
October 1945.
December 1947.
April 1948.
June 1948.
1951.
February 1952.
November 1954. Farnboro Electric Indicator.
1956.
November 1957. Farnboro Electric Indicator.

Nautical and instrument makers of 57 Bothwell Street, Glasgow.

1841 The company was established by Alexander Dobbie.

1881 After the death of the founder the name changed to Alexander Dobbie and Son.

1896 The firm was incorporated as Alexander Dobbie and Son Limited, with capital of £10,000, to acquire and carry on the business of opticians and instrument makers belonging to Alexander Dobbie and Son and John Clark Dobbie, sole partner thereof, 45 Clyde Place, Glasgow.[1]

Alexander Dobbie purchased M. Walker and Son, T. S. McInnes and Co. Ltd., D. McGregor and Co. Ltd. and Gebbie and Co.

1902 Name changed to Dobbie McInnes Ltd.

1911 Catalogue on automatic diagram recording indicators and other testing instruments, and specialties for steam and gas engines. Also circulars dealing with Messenger's furnace deformation indicator for gauging the circularity of boiler furnaces and cylinders, Th McInnes-Dobbie marine Bourdon gauge, a portable dynamometer, the Hopkinson flashlight engine indicator.[2]

1914 Manufacturers and patentees of nautical and engineering instruments. Specialities: "McInnes-Dobbie" patent engine indicators, pressure and explosion recorders and all accessories for indicating purposes; improved Bourdon pressure, vacuum and hydraulic gauges; revolution counters, furnace deformation indicators and high-class engine and boiler fittings; Dobbie's patent compass and sounding machine, ships' clocks, aneroids, binoculars, telescopes and general navigational instruments; also official chart agents. [3]

See Dobbie, McInnes and Clyde.

1967 Acquired by G. and J. Weir[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Scotsman 18 January 1896
  2. The Engineer 1911/04/21 p 422.
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. The Times, Jun 01, 1967
  • National Records of Scotland BT2/1979/708