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D. and J. Tullis of Clydebank were machine tool makers
1891 Company founded.
1898 Private company.
1902 Laundry machines 
1961 Steam laundry engineers. 
1971 Attempt by Melbray to merge Manlove, Alliott and Co with the Tullis operations encountered problems with key staff unwilling to move and unexpectedly higher wages on Clydebank. Both were laundry engineers