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Mossend Iron and Steel Works, of Mossend, Bellshill, Lanarkshire
1839 John Neilson and his sons, William, Walter and Hugh, established Mossend Iron Works to make wrought iron, as the works started three years earlier at Summerlee, Coatbridge, by his eldest brother were intended only for the making of pig iron.
1880 A Siemens open hearth steel melting shop was started at Mossend in 1880
1882 After the death of William, Walter Neilson became the senior partner in the Mossend Iron and Steel Co
Early 1880s: The Summerlee and Mossend works amalgamated, presumably as Summerlee and Mossend Iron and Steel Co. After this Walter Neilson (1842-1896), William's second son, left to carry on business on his own accoun t
1889 A strike, lasting nearly 15 months, shut the works.
1906 The Mossend works were taken over by William Beardmore and Co
WWI production peaked when 3000 people were employed.