Records of John Cochrane & Co (Barrhead) Ltd, boiler makers and pump manufacturers, East Renfrewshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Quotation book 1897-1900
  • Letter books and files 1905-1927
  • Order and cost books 1918-1927
  • Photographs and advertising material c1910-1950

Administrative / Biographical History

John Cochrane & Co (Barrhead) Ltd appears to have been established around 1864, when it first appears in the Glasgow Post Office Directory . The company specialised in boiler making and pump manufacture and by the 1870 had their main works at the Grahamstone Works, Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. The company supplied their products to a world-wide market with their products winning awards at the Melbourne Exhibition, Austrailia in 1880, the Calcutta Exhibition, India, in 1884, and the Edinburgh Exhibition of 1886.

In 1930, the goodwill of John Cochrane & Co (Barrhead) Ltd wa purchased for GBP 700 by Andrew Barclay Sons & Co Ltd , locomotive manufacturers and engineers, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland. Cochrane's continue to trade as a company in its own right until the mid 1970s.


This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by function and/or format. With series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.

Access Information

Requests for access for legal, business or commercial purposes must be referred to Hunslet-Barclay Ltd, Kilmarnock

Acquisition Information

National Archives of Scotland : 1976-1983

Held under the charge and superintendence of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland

Other Finding Aids

Manual file level list available in searchroom.

Manual file level list available at the National Register of Archives in London (NRA36388)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for large scale copying must be referred to the Keeper of the Records of Scotland.

Any requests to publish or reproduce documents from the collection must be referred to Hunslet-Barclay Ltd and the Keeper of the Records of Scotland must also be informed.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard National Archives of Scotland procedures

Custodial History

Acquired by Andrew Barclay Sons & Co Ltd following the take-over of business in 1930


None expected

Related Material

GB 248 GD 029 Records of Andrew Barclay Sons & Co Ltd

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Additional Information

This material is original

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 8October2001

No alterations made to date