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Dundee Foundry Co

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From a display board at RRS Discovery
The 1870 erecting shop at Dundee Foundry. (Photo credit: Mark Watson.)
The 1870 erecting shop at Dundee Foundry. (Photo credit: Mark Watson.)
2002. Erecting shop at Dundee Foundry.
2009. E Dock St Dundee Foundry. (Photo credit: Mark Watson.)
Perth Waterworks (now the Fergusson Gallery), cistern constructed in 1832 by the Dundee Foundry (Photo credit: Mark Watson.)

The Dundee Foundry began with the manufacture of iron castings and developed interests in steam engines and ships' machinery. Maker of the Stirling engine. The Dundee Foundry achieved considerable success in that field.

1790 Dundee Foundry was established.

1829 Archibald Sturrock became an apprentice

James Stirling (1800-1876) became an engineer and later manager in the foundry; he built a large air engine at his Dundee Foundry Co. One of Stirling's engines was in operation at the Dundee Foundry from 1843 until 1847.

c.1839 Supplied locomotives to the Arbroath and Forfar Railway

In about 1843 the company was taken over by Gourlay, Mudie and Co.

1843 John Mackenzie was an apprentice at Gourlay, Mudie and Co’s Dundee Foundry.

Eventually owned by Gourlay Brothers and Co.

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