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Steel, Coulson and Co

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of Croft-an-Righ Brewery, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, Scotland. Telephone: Edinburgh 25843. Cables: "Thirst, Edinburgh"

James Steel inherited his father's brewery in Tureen Street, Calton.

1853 The brewery was relocated to Greenhead Street.

1858 He acquired the Craigend Brewery in Edinburgh.

1865 James Steel took George Coulson as a partner, and together they formed Steel, Coulson and Co. The partnership was later dissolved.

James Steel was a talented mechanical engineer and inventor. Among his inventions were a malt masher and the Steel MacInnes Brake for railway carriages.

1891 James Steel died.

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. For the Past Century Exporters of the Famous Elephant Brand Ales brewed at Croft-an-Righ, King's House Brewery, Edinburgh. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 578) [1]

1959 Acquired by Vaux Associated Breweries Ltd. [2]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair p261
  2. [1] Scottish Brewing Archive
  • [2] The Glasgow Story