Records of Begg Cousland & Co Ltd, wire workers and wire cloth manufacturers, Bridgeton, Glasgow

Scope and Content

  • Notes from Directors meeting book 1954-1974
  • Trade literature and brochures of company products mid-late 20th century

Administrative / Biographical History

Begg Cousland & Co Ltd was incorporated as a limited liability company in 1924  in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland as a wire working and wire cloth manufacturers. However, the company had been in operation as a family partnership from at least the 1860s  and remained a family concern in 2002. Their product range included woven wire, gas/liquid separators, hydrophobic fibre filters, bescosyn woven synthetics, wire brushes and brooms, heat treatment accessories, becomantine quarry screens, wire work, quench dripping and process baskets, and spiral wire conveyor belts. In 2002, the company still operated from Bridgeton as a specialist manufacturer in filtration systems.


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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Begg Cousland & Co Ltd : Glasgow : 1971(?)

Deposit : 1988 (trade literature)

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Manual file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in London (NRA21083)

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Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 23 October 2002