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Glasgow Iron Co

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January 1888.

Glasgow Iron Company, of St Rollox.

of 168 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow.

1844 Company established.

1853 Took over the malleable iron works of West of Scotland Malleable Steel Co in Milton Street, Motherwell.

c. 1861 Glasgow Iron Co took over Wishaw Iron Works.

1873 Robert Cassels of Glasgow Iron Co, Park Street, Glasgow[1]

1884 Acquired 15 acres of land in Wishaw near its iron works for a steel works [2]. Contracts for plant and machinery partly placed with Vulcan Foundry, Glasgow(?).

1885 Was the second plant in Scotland to be equipped with Bessemer converters[3].

1888 Company incorporated as the Glasgow Iron and Steel Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1873-4 Post Office Directory
  2. Van Nostrand's engineering magazine, 1884
  3. The Times, 2 September 1885