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Cruikshank and Co

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19th Century. Cruikshank and Co Swivel Chair Used on Ocean Liner.
September 1947. Denny Laid Grain Lifter.

Ironfounding firm, of Denny, specialist in agricultural equipment.

1863 Company established in Denny by Robert Cruikshank and Archibald Cruikshank.

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

c.1986 Liquidation

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Falkirk Archives: ironfounders