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Loudon Brothers

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1895. Radial Drill. Exhibit at the Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life.
1909. Horizontal boring, drilling and milling machine.

of 39 West Campbell Street, Glasgow and of Johnstone, Glasgow were makers of machine tools

1877 Company established.

c1887 Acquired A. McArthur and Son

1900 32 inch Double-headed Shaping Machine

1904 Incorporated as a limited company.

1904 Acquired the tool making business of Sharp, Stewart and Co

1911 Small portable drill

1914 Machine tool makers and contractors for engineers' stores, materials etc. Specialities: high speed machine tools for railway workshops, marine and general engineering. [1]

1937 The Scottish Machine Tool Corporation was formed by amalgamation of: James Bennie and Sons Ltd., G. and A. Harvey, Glasgow; Loudon Brothers Ltd, Johnstone; Craig and Donald Ltd, Johnstone; and James Allan Senior and Sons Ltd, Glasgow; all retained their separate autonomy, even though they had amalgamated. [2] [3]

Note: Kelly's 1891 Post Office London Directory includes an entry for Loudon Brothers, engineers and machine tool makers (James Edward Darbishire, agent), 110 Cannon Street, London, EC.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. [1]Archives Hub - Records of James Bennie & Sons Ltd
  3. The Times, Mar 18, 1937
  • Machine Tools by James Weir French in 2 vols. Published 1911 by Gresham
  • The Engineer of 19th January 1900 p70