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Grant, Ritchie and Co

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June 1888. Shears for cutting slabs at Clyde Bridge Steel Works, Rutherglen.
1888. Exhibit at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Grant, Ritchie and Co of Townholme Engine Works, Kilmarnock.

The firm was formerly Grant Brothers.

Thomas Maxwell Grant entered into partnership, and started the Townholm Engine Works, Kilmarnock under the style of Grant, Ritchie and Co

1879-1920 Built 45 railway locomotives.

1900 Supplied horizontal twin-cylinder, Cornish and drop-valve winding engine for Woodhorn Colliery. Listed as Grant and Ritchie.

1922 Colliery winding, hauling and pumping machinery, locomotive boilers, steelworks plant and general engineering.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  • The Steam Engine in Industry by George Watkins in two volumes. Moorland Publishing. 1978/9. ISBN 0-903485-65-6
  • Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10