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John Thompson (Wilson Boilers)

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1960. Multipac.
1964. Assembly area.
1964. Automatic profile cutting and marking machine for plates.

of Lilybank Works, London Road, Glasgow E1

1933 John Thompson acquired 80% of the shares in Wilson Boilermakers of Glasgow.

1937 Thompson's reorganization had improved the business. Competed successfully in the Scottish trade for "Lancashire" and "Economic" type boilers[1]. Also in the past year had bought the works of J. Neilsen and Co of Glasgow which made "Marine" type shell boilers.

1950 The small marine boiler factory in Glasgow was closed and the work transferred to the nearby Wilson Boilers plant[2].

1950s An advert referred to John Thompson's 16 subsidiary companies including John Thompson (Wilson Boilers) Ltd in Glasgow. Evaporating plant, causticizers and shell boilers.

1960 Advert for Multipac boilers

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 19 April 1937
  2. The Times, 29 June 1950
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p51