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Ironfounding firm, of Denny, specialist in agricultural equipment.
1880 Cruikshank's cast iron fountain erected at Govan Cross
1898-1912 Dispute over J. K. Shank's patent no. 6679, “swivelling chairs” and Robert Cruikshank's patent no. 5305, “revolving chairs”.
1899 James Shanks licensed Cruikshank and Co to manufacture improved top ring action
c.1900 Death of Robert Cruikshank
1901 Incorporation of Cruikshank and Co as a limited company.
1904 Patent No. 3389 "Cleats or devices for securing tarpaulin or canvas covering on ships hatches or like purposes" submitted by M. J. Shanks.
c.1914 Was bought out by Thomas Shanks and Co (?).
1923-30 Patent No. 224714 “Improvement in and relating to Cattle Watering Devices”; Patent No. 252895 Improvements in and relating to valves for cattle watering devices”
1945 Licence from Cruikshank and Co Ltd and J. K. Shanks to Henry Russell Ltd for manufacture of cattle watering bowl