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Thomas Shanks and Co of Johnstone were machine tool makers.
1843 Screws made by them.
1848 Slotting machine weighing 59 tons made by Shanks for Fulton and Neilson of Lancefield Forge. Described and illustrated in The Practical Mechanic's Journal, April 1848.
1888 Boiler-making Plant. Article and illustration.
1911 Heavy quadrupled geared double-bed lathe.
1928 the machine tool business was acquired by Craven Brothers; the staff transferred to Reddish where the products were manufactured.