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Neilson Brothers

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January 1866.

of Albert Works, Hyde Park Street, Glasgow, Engineers and Tool Makers

Neilson Brothers seems to have been a partnership of Walter Montgomerie Neilson and his brother George Mackintosh Neilson and others making machine tools.

1862 Walter Montgomerie Neilson exhibited a radial steam hammer at the 1862 London Exhibition under his own name.

1864 The Subscriber, George Mackintosh Neilson, with consent of the other Subscriber, retired, as upon the 31st day of December 1864, from the Copartnership carried on by them as Engineers, Machine and Tool Makers, Albert Works, Glasgow, under the Firm of NEILSON BROTHERS, of which the Subscribers were the sole Partners. Signed Walter M. Neilson, G. M. Neilson[1]

1866 WILLIAM HENRY MIRFIN ceased to be a Partner of NEILSON BROTHERS, Engineers and Tool Makers, Albert Works, Glasgow, of which Firm he and the other Subscribers were the sole Partners. Also signed by Stephen Alley, W. R. Menzies, W. M Neilson of Neilson Brothers.[2]

1867 Patent to Stephen Alley, of the firm of Neilson Brothers, of Glasgow, in the county of Lanark, North Britain, Engineers, for the invention of "improvements in machine tools for manufacturing parts of locomotive engines, parts of which improvements are also applicable to other similar or analogous purposes."[3]

1870 of Albert Works, engineers and machinists[4]. Partners such as Stephen Alley had moved on to other businesses.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Edinburgh Gazette 25 August 1865
  2. The Edinburgh Gazette 11 May 1866
  3. London Gazette 10 May 1867
  4. 1870 Post Office Directory