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D. and J. Tullis

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August 1899.
Radial arm drill, ex-Kingshill Colliery, at the Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life.
February 1901.
January 1902.
1902.
1917.
1918.
Detail. Exhibit at the Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life.
1943/50. Exhibit at the Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life.
1943/50. Detail. Exhibit at the Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life.

D. and J. Tullis of Kilbowie Ironworks, Clydebank, were makers of laundry equipment and machine tools

1891 Company founded.

1898 Private company.

1902 Laundry machines [1]

1961 Steam laundry engineers. [2]

1969 Acquired by Melbray Group from Anderson Mavor[3]

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[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. Fielden’s Magazine Vol 7
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times, Jun 12, 1969
  4. The Times, Jul 31, 1971
  • Machine Tools by James Weir French in 2 vols. Published 1911 by Gresham