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Peter Borrie and Co

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Peter Borrie and Co of the Tay Foundry, Dundee

1841 Six locomotives built but only one sold

1842 The company was bankrupt

1846 EXTENSIVE SALE, FOR BEHOOF OF A SEQUESTRATED ESTATE OF STEAM ENGINES, MACHINERY, and ENGINEERS' & MACHINE-MAKERS' TOOLS, AT THE TAY FOUNDRY, DUNDEE. There will be SOLD by Public Auction, within the TAY FOUNDRY, TRADES' LANE, Dundee, The Whole ENGINES, MACHINERY, and TOOLS , belonging to the sequestrated estate of PETER BORRIE and COMPANY, Engineers, Machine-makers, and Founders — consisting of one Condensing Steam Engine, of about 16 horse-power, with two Boilers ; one Condensing Steam Engine, of 30 horse-power, without boilers ; one High Pressure Steam Engine on Portable Frame, Geering, Shafting, and Belting ; two new Boilers ; Engineers' and Machine-Makers' Tools of all kinds ; Heavy Boring and Turning lathes ; Large and Small Vertical Boring Machines ; Slotting Machines ; Planing Machines, Self-Acting and Common Turning Lathes ; Slide Rests ; Wheel Cutting Engine ; Vices , Anvils , Large Cranes ; Boiler-Makers' Tools ; Punching, Rolling , and Cutting Machines ; also, the whole Stock of Valuable Patterns in the Works. The Business carried on at the Tay Foundry by MESSRS PETER BORRIE and COMPANY, as Engineers and Machine-Makers , was of a very extensive description, and the Machinery and Tools are for the most part new and of the best and most powerful construction. The Stock of Patterns is very large, and includes a quantity of Geering Patterns, Drums, Pullies, and Wheels. ...'[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Scotsman - Saturday 23 May 1846
  • British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816