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Paterson Hughes Engineering Co

From Graces Guide
Dec 1921.
1966. Electrically-operated goliath crane with a lifting capacity of 20 tons built for Tartan Arrow.

Paterson Hughes Engineering Co Ltd., of Charlotte Lane, Glasgow.

Maker of industrial handling systems.

1925 Supplied sand elevating and conveying equipment to new foundry in Sheffield[1]

1960s Maker of foundry plant.

1963 G. Paterson was a director[2]

1963 Member of the Consolidated Foundry Plant consortium

1970 Gavin C. Paterson was managing director[3]

1973 Supplied Stor-Trak overhead conveyor system to the Austin Morris factory at Cowley, and a body assembly line and storage equipment for the Speke factory of Triumph[4]

By 1977 was part of Capper-Neill[5]


  • Goliath cranes, sometimes called portal cranes, are similar to overhead travelling cranes, but instead of running on rails at high level, or on a free standing gantry structure, they run on rails on the floor. One of the advantages of a goliath crane is that the absence of support gantry rails can save money.


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Sources of Information

  1. [1]The Engineer 1925/04/03, p.375
  2. The Times Apr. 11, 1963
  3. The Times Nov. 7, 1970
  4. The Times, Oct 03, 1973
  5. The Times June 14, 1977