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Adam Watt and Co

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Kinning Park Foundry, Paisley Road, Glasgow.

Erected and used for the manufacture of heavy castings for marine engines and iron ships built on the Clyde[1]

1856 Bankrupt.[2]

1856 Foundry for sale. 'THAT Steading of GROUND situate at the corner of Great Wellington Street and Park Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, containing 3000 Square Yards, or thereby, with the whole Buildings erected thereon, and Machinery, Tools, Utensils, and Materials therein, called Kinning Park Foundry, as lately occupied by Adam Watt & Company, and now forming part of their Sequestrated Estate. The Foundry is admirably suited for carrying on a limited Business, and the situation being in the immediate vicinity of the large Shipbuilding Yards in the neighbourhood of Govan, affords an advantageous opening for a party practically acquainted with the trade. The Fen duty is £71, 5s. per annum.'[3]

Later the premises of George Bennie and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1866/08/17
  2. Edinburgh Evening Courant - Thursday 31 January 1856
  3. Glasgow Herald - Friday 22 February 1856