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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Mechan and Sons

From Graces Guide
January 1902.
1902.
April 1907.

of Scotstoun Iron Works, Glasgow

of London

1862 Company established by Arthur Mechan at Cranstounhill.[1]

1889 Article: Makers of riveted steel tubing, up to 1/4" thick, and from 4" to 48" diameter. One of the earliest orders was for a water conduit for Savanilla in South America. Multiple punching machines were used for punching up to 72 holes in the plate at a time.' [2]

1904 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 General engineers. Specialities: marine, gold mining, water, cyanide and sugar plants. Employees 1,700. [3]

1915 Name changed to Mechans Ltd

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1923/02/09
  2. Building News - Friday 23 August 1889
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book