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William Erskine

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of Loreburn Street, Dumfries, NB

1795 Company established in Newton Stewart by Thomas Erskine. Succeeded by James Erskine who invented and patented the Erskine cartridge loading machine.

1907 Company moved to Dumfries.

1914 Gunsmith manufacturer. Specialities: gunsmith, cartridge loading machines and fishing tackle. [1]

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