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Smith Brothers and Co (of Glasgow)

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of Kingston Engine Works, 71 Milnpark Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow

Agricultural Implement Manufacturers.

Machine makers and millwrights.

1856 A Highland Agricultural Society Show commendendation was awarded to Smith Brothers & Co., Glasgow, for a steam engine[1]

"Kingston Engine Works were built for Smith Bros, Engineers & Ironfounders, founded 1866. The building is classical red and yellow brick, round-headed windows, large elliptical door, cylindrical iron columns, open brick arcade to erecting shop, travelling crane."[2]

1870 Constructed a new type of governor designed by James Weir

1890s Had supplied powerful rolling machine to J. I. Thornycroft and Co for bending boiler shells[3]

1900 of Kingston Engine Works.

1925 Supplied large planing machine to Dorman Long

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Scottish agricultural implement makers
  2. Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press [2]
  3. The Engineer 1894/02/23