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Urquhart, Lindsay and Robertson Orchar of Wallace foundry, Dundee, later of Leeds and Belfast.
1857 William Robertson and James Guthrie Orchar, of Robertson and Orchar, Dundee, and John Menzies, of Ordie Mill, of Perth, Shuttle Maker, patented an invention of " improvements in machinery or apparatus for winding yarns or thread."; maker of Machinery for Winding Yarns
1921 These two companies were acquired by Messrs. Fairbairn Lawson Combe Barbour, Ltd., Leeds and Belfast