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Mossend Iron Co

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Mossend Iron Works, Holytown near Glasgow, Iron Masters.

1839 (?) John Neilson and his sons, William, Walter and Hugh, established Mossend Iron Works to make wrought iron, as the works started three years earlier at Summerlee, Coatbridge, by his eldest brother were intended only for the making of pig iron.[1]

1850 The partnership was dissolved; John Neilson and William Neilson would continue the business of Mossend Iron Co [2]

1864 Report on Boiler Explosions, p 160 The Engineer 1864/03/11.

1882 After the death of William Neilson, Walter Neilson became the senior partner in the Mossend Iron and Steel Co

Early 1880s: The Summerlee and Mossend works amalgamated, presumably as Summerlee and Mossend Iron and Steel Co.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Obituary of William Neilson
  2. Edinburgh Gazette 18 October 1850
  3. Glasgow Herald 20 April 1896