Slot drilling machine for cutting slots for cotters in engine connecting rods, etc.
Drilling machine with four spindles. Friction drive
1903. Planer with electric drive.
1909. Motor driven lathe.
1909. Turbine casing boring machine.
1909. Radial drilling machine and slotting machine.
1909. Vertical and horizontal planing machine.
Thomas Shanks lathe made for John Brown and Co
. Centre height 102 inches, diameter of faceplate 15 feet. Note size of man in photograph. Described in article in Engineering magazine, 25 March 1910.
1910. High speed vertical drilling machine.
Thomas Shanks and Co of Union Iron Works, Johnstone were makers of machine tools, up to the largest sizes.
Founded by Thomas Shanks.
1843 Producing screws.
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.
1866 Planing punching and plate-bending machines to Japan. W. and A. McOnie made the 60-hp engine, shafting and boilers. The steam hammers for the same place are made by Glen and Ross.
1888 Boiler-making Plant. Article and illustration.
1911 Heavy quadrupled geared double-bed lathe.
1928 In liquidation. Plant and equipment advertised for sale.
1928 The machine tool business was acquired by Craven Brothers; the staff transferred to Reddish where the products were manufactured.
Sources of Information
- ↑ The Scotsman, 22 February 1928