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Wallace (Glasgow)

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of Dennistoun, Glasgow.

1919 31 December: A new public company incorporated, which acquired Wallace Farm Implements and the Burt-McCollum patents for a single sleeve valve engine. Duncan M. Wallace is chairman.

With Mr. Guthrie as MD and A. M. Niven first on the engine side and later as works manager, the Burt-McCollum engine was developed for a variety of purposes. Patent rights granted to the Bergius Co for marine use and to Barr and Stroud for motorcycles.

1920 Exhibitors at the 1921 Smithfield Show.[1]

1922 Mention of Alexander Binnie, Secretary of Wallace (Glasgow) Limited, 34 Paton Street, Glasgow.[2]

1922 Capital £1,000,000. Directors: D. M. Wallace (Chairman) W. D. T. Cargill, J. C. Duff us, W. Guthrie, J.. N. Reynard, G. B. Shields and W. B. Wallace. Sec A. Bennie. Manufactures.— Agricultural implements.

1924 June. Company in liquidation.[3].The Burt-McCollum sleeve-valve engine patents were aquired by the Continental Motors Corporation of Detroit.

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