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Robert Harvey and Co

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June 1888. Sugar machinery.
December 1889.

of Park Grove Iron Works, Glasgow, engineers

Around 1870, James Cook, nephew of James Cook, who had been long in his uncle's employment, together with Robert Harvey, Senior, established a new firm Robert Harvey and Co which took over the firm of D. Cook and Co.

c.1870 Robert Harvey (1848-1925) returned to Glasgow to join his father as manager and partner in the business

c.1880 On the retirement of Robert Harvey, Senior, his son became head of the firm.

1883 McOnie Harvey and Co was formed by the amalgamation of Robert Harvey and Co and McOnie's.

1891 Supplied shears to the Newburn works of John Spencer and Sons

NB at this time Crow, Harvey and Co was of the same address.

By 1907 After Harvey's death, his son Robert took over and developed the business as Harvey Engineering Company, Ltd, makers of sugar machinery and erection of central sugar factories, with a high reputation in all sugar-producing countries.

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Sources of Information

  • The Times, 11 November 1908