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Randolph, Elliot and Co

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Randolph, Elliot and Co, millwrights of Tradeston, Glasgow

1839 Mr. John Elliot joined Charles Randolph at his business in Glasgow. He became a partner, the firm becoming known as Randolph, Elliot and Co. Their business was as general millwright engineers, including mechanisms for controlling and conveying power in spinning mills, weaving mills, print works, paper mills, gunpowder mills.

1842 Elliot died but the business still continued to progress.

1847 Double screwing machine

1852 Double screwing machine

1852 Vertical drilling and boring machine

1852 John Elder joined Randolph as a partner; the firm became Randolph, Elder and Co. It began making marine engines, a sideline that was to supersede the original work.

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