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Walter Neilson (1842-1896)

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Walter Neilson (1842-1896)

Second son of William Neilson (1810-1882) of Mossend Iron and Steel Co[1]

One of the moving spirits behind the formation of Mossend Iron Works

Early 1880s: After the amalgamation of the Summerlee and Mossend works, he carried on business on his own account

c.1886 Established and floated the Clydebridge Steel Works, Cambuslang, of which he was Managing Director.

1896 He died in April 1896, leaving a widow and young family.

1896 Obituary [2]

WALTER NEILSON died on April 17, 1896, at his residence at Gourock. The second son of the late William Neilson of the Mossend Ironworks, he was in early life one of the moving spirits in connection with those works. After the amalgamation of the Summerlee and Mossend Works he carried on business on his own account, and in 1886 floated and successfully carried on the Clydebridge Steelworks, of which he was managing director.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1880.

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Sources of Information

  1. Glasgow Herald 20 April 1896
  2. 1896 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries