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Canal Basin Foundry Co

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of Port Dundas, Glasgow

Boiler makers

1851 John Turnbull, Senior, Master Engineer, employed 48 men and 20 apprentices[1]

c.1857 John Turnbull Junior became an apprentice under his father at the Canal Basin Foundry.

1857 In respect of the sequestration of The Canal Basin Foundry Co, Engineers, Millwrights, and Founders, Port-Dundas, Glasgow, and Adam Malcolm, Engineer, Millwright, and Founder, Glasgow, and John Turnbull, Engineer, Glasgow, the Sole Partners of said Company, as Partners thereof, and as Individuals, John Turnbull made an offer of composition and security thereof. A meeting of creditors was held to decide on acceptance of the offer[2]

c.1867 the company supplied 3 Cornish Steam Boilers to the London Jute Works Co., of Ponders End[3]

Later Turnbull, Grant and Jack were in business at the Canal Basin Foundry

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. Edinburgh Gazette 13 February 1857
  3. The Times, Apr 23, 1870