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Hugh Smith and Co

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1877. Weighing machines.
c1890. Punching and Shearing Machine. Exhibit at the Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life.
c1890. Punching and Shearing Machine. Exhibit at the Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life.
June 1898.
1899.
January 1902.
c1903. No.6946. Currently in use in shipyard "3.maj" Rijeka, Croatia (2015).
c1903. No.6946. Currently in use in shipyard "3.maj" Rijeka, Croatia (2015).
c1903. No.6946. Currently in use in shipyard "3.maj" Rijeka, Croatia (2015).
c1903. No.6946. Currently in use in shipyard "3.maj" Rijeka, Croatia (2015).
c1903. No.6946. Currently in use in shipyard "3.maj" Rijeka, Croatia (2015).
1913. 42 feet plate bending rolls. Exhibit at Chatham Dockyard.
1924. Large Plate-Bending Rolls at Swansea.
1924. Large Plate-Bending Rolls at Swansea.
1946. Rolls Erected for Test.
c1955. Hugh Smith Vertical Hydraulic Pressbrake, 1800 Ton capacity x 12 metre long, 'Astilleros de Sevilla SA' Shipyard in Seville, Spain.
c1955. Hugh Smith Vertical Hydraulic Press, 'Astilleros de Sevilla SA' Shipyard in Seville, Spain.
1957.
1958.
1959. New Workshop with Prototype Plate Cleaning Machine.
1960.
c1966. Hugh Smith Ships Frame Bender, 'Astilleros de Sevilla SA' Shipyard in Seville, Spain.


of Possil Engine Works, Glasgow.

1875 Company founded.

1935 Private company.

1961 Manufacturers of heavy plate bending rolls; flanging presses; plate edge planers; plate straightening rolls; gap presses; cold frame benders; 4-column presses; notching presses and beam benders. Makers of the Hydrolevel plate-straightening rolls. 200 employees. [1]

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement [2]

Cloth testing machines. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum

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