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of Wetburn, Greenock
1825 The Scott family bought an engine works in Greenock and so began to make steamers that could manage the long routes out to the Middle and Far East.
1839-42 See 1839-1842 Marine Engine Makers for details of engines made for the Admiralty
1841 Robert Sinclair, Senior, partner in the firm, died
James Mullens Scott ( -1851) was works manager
Around 1849, as Scott, Sinclair and Co, they built seventeen railway locomotives before this side of the business was dropped.
1852 Self-acting lathe
1859 John Scott and John Scott, Junior, sole partners of the firm of Scott, Sinclair, and Co., Engineers and Founders, in Greenock, sold the works hitherto occupied by them in East Stewart-street, Greenock, with the Machinery, Utensils, and Stock in trade therein, and goodwill of their business, to the Greenock Foundry Company. All accounts were to be settled at the office of John Scott and Sons, Greenock.