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James Bertram and Son

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of Leith Walk, (Sciennes), Edinburgh, Engineers

1845 Business established by James Bertram, a younger brother of George and William Bertram; maker of machinery for the manufacture of paper and pulp.

1891 James Bertram and Son, Leith-walk Foundry, Edinburgh, was to be converted into a Limited Liability Company; in order to prevent any misunderstanding the Individual Partners of James Bertram and Son posted a notice that they were William Bertram, James Robert Bertram, and John White, and that the Individual Partners of Masson, Scott, and Bertram, Battersea, London, were Andrew Masson and Robert Scott. It was also stated that no Partnership existed between the two firms.[1]

1914 The works comprised machine shops, erecting shops, pattern shop, smithy and brass foundry.

1915 John White was a director of James Bertram and Son and worked with Caldwell to improve paper making with the use of multiple hydraulic moving plates.

c.1915 Supplied 102 inch papermaking machine for the Carrongrove Paper Co, of Denny, for production of quality printing paper, such as for illustrated journals[2].

Early 1930s the 2 firms - W & G Bertram and James Bertram & Son - came to a joint working arrangement.

The firm was an Associate of Bertrams Ltd

1974 James Bertram & Son of Leith closed

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Sources of Information

  1. Edinburgh Gazette 17 Nov 1891
  2. The Engineer 1915/11/12