Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Wilkie and Paul

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of Grove Works, Brandfield Street, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.

1860 Company founded.

1878 The Brandfield Street premises were extensively damaged by fire, with estimated losses to the value of £4,000, and a volunteer fireman from the adjoining Fountain Brewery was fatally injured. At that time the workforce numbered around 100.[1]

1920 Wilkie and Paul Limited was incorporated as a private company, with capital of £30,000, to acquire the business of Wilkie and Paul, tinplate workers.[2]

1961 Tin box and canister manufacturers. Stampers, piercers and sheet metal workers. 200 employees. [3]

1961 Acquired by Scotcros.[4]

1982 Wilkie & Paul Plastics Ltd., of Slateford Road, Edinburgh.

1990 The company was dissolved.[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. Edinburgh Evening News 14 September 1878
  2. The Scotsman 24 April 1920
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. The Times Sept 11, 1961
  5. National Records of Scotland BT2/1990/11148