Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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R. F. and J. Alexander and Co

From Graces Guide

of Crofthead Mills, Neilston, Renfrewshire

Cotton thread manufacturers

See Robert Fulton Alexander and his son James Alexander

1859 Crofthead Mill purchased for Messrs Alexander, mill-owners, Glasgow.[1]

1884 2000 HP vertical engine made by J. and E. Wood of Bolton. With a rope drum diameter of 28 ft and a high speed of 80 rpm, a special type of flywheel construction was required, patented by Mr Macbeth of R. F. and J. Alexander & Co[2]

1892 The company was registered on 3 August, to acquire the business of cotton thread manufacturers of the firm of the same name. [3]

1898 Acquired by the English Sewing Cotton Co.

1962 Factories Act. R. F. and J. Alexander and Co, Crofthead Works, Neilston.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser - Saturday 15 October 1859
  2. The Mechanical World and Steam Users' Journal, 24 July 1884, p.62
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  4. The Edinburgh Gazette Publication date:9 March 1962 Issue:18014 Page:145