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Urquhart, Lindsay and Robertson Orchar

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December 1929.
1951. Advert for standard gear units.

Urquhart, Lindsay and Robertson Orchar of Wallace foundry, Dundee, later of Leeds and Belfast.

1857 William Robertson and James Guthrie Orchar, of Robertson and Orchar, Dundee, and John Menzies, of Ordie Mill, of Perth, Shuttle Maker, patented an invention of " improvements in machinery or apparatus for winding yarns or thread."[1]; maker of Machinery for Winding Yarns[2]

1907 James Keith Anderson was appointed general manager of Messrs. Urquhart Lindsay and Company, Ltd., and Messrs. Robertson Orchar, Ltd., both of Dundee.

1921 These two companies were acquired by Messrs. Fairbairn Lawson Combe Barbour, Ltd., Leeds and Belfast

1936 Largest makers in the world for machinery for the textile industry with Fairbairn, Lawson, Combe, Barbour.[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 13 March 1857
  2. The Engineer 1857/10/02
  3. * The Textile Manufacturer Year Book 1936. Published by Emmott and Co. Advert on p36