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Andrew and James Stewart of Coatbridge and Glasgow were iron tube manufacturers.
Andrew Stewart was originally employed as a salesman by Eadies of Dalmarnock, South Lanarkshire, specialists in the manufacture of lap-welded and loose flange tubes. Stewart saw a market for gas pipe but the company would not support his proposals.
1861 Andrew Stewart started his own tube-making business.
1862 Along with his brother James, Andrew Stewart set up business as a maker of butt-welded and lap-welded tubes establishing a small works at St. Enochs, Glasgow.
1867 The company met with rapid success and moved to a large site at Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, where they built the Clyde Tube Works.
1882 The company was incorporated with limited liability as A. and J. Stewart Ltd.
1889 Andrew saw his sons set up their own business in Glasgow as tube manufacturers under the name of Stewart Brothers.
1890 March 15th. Public company registered under the title of A. and J. Stewart and Clydesdale to take over the businesses of Andrew and James Stewart, iron and steel manufacturers and iron founders of Coatbridge and Glasgow, Stewart Brothers iron and steel tube manufacturers of Coatbridge, and the Clydesdale Iron and Steel Co of Mossend, near Glasgow. .