Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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December 1929.
November 1944
May 1947.
December 1947.
February 1948.
August 1948.
April 1951.
1951. Aluminium Alloy Lifeboat.
April 1952. Electrical Telegraphs.

of Scotstoun Iron Works, Glasgow.

1841 Company founded.

1904 Private company.

1915 Name changed.

1937 General engineers and tank manufacturers.

1953 Company made public.

1961 Operations fall in three groups:

  • Marine: Ships Watertight doors, scuttles, hatches etc. Metal and fibreglass lifeboat launches etc.
  • Pipework: Rivetted and welded piping etc.
  • Platework: Constructional steelwork; storage tanks, pithead gear etc.

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