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West of Scotland Malleable Steel Co

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Probably the first malleable iron works in Motherwell was the West of Scotland Malleable Steel Co, which started in 1849. This Company erected works at Motherwell on a site adjoining the new railway. Although its chief partner was Mr James Merry MP, it was not a success and closed down in 1851.

In 1853, the Glasgow Iron and Steel Co acquired the derelict works of the West of Scotland Malleable Steel Co at Motherwell for £42,050. The works were managed by Thomas Martin, who improved, and patented, the refining and puddling of iron.

The works closed in 1902.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Clydebridge Steel Work history