Records of Percy and Halden Ltd, lubricant manufacturers, Kinning Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Directors and shareholders minutes 1963-1988
  • Inventory and valuation of plant, machinery and fittings 1966
  • Private journals 1902-1977
  • Goods manufactured book 1938-1979
  • Stock books 1962-1968
  • Circulars 1964-1969
  • Company history 1977
  • Catalogue c1980
  • Photographs 20th century
  • Plans 1911-1960

Administrative / Biographical History

The first company to be called  Percy & Halden Ltd was incorporated in  1909  with head offices in Kinning Park, Glasgow, Scotland, and by the  1950s  was a specialist in the manufacture of lubricants and edible oils and fats. In  1953 the company incorporated a subsidiary company,  Percy & Halden (Edible Products) Ltd, to take on the edible oils and fats side of the company. In  1963 , Percy & Halden Ltd changed its name to  Percy & Halden (Holdings) Ltd and this new company incorporated a new firm called  Percy & Halden Ltd as a subsidiary in that year.

The new Percy & Halden Ltd was a private limited company sharing its registered offices with its parent company, Percy & Halden (Holdings) Ltd, in Kinning Park. Percy & Halden Ltd acquired the whole trading assets of Percy & Halden (Holdings) Ltd and its trading liabilities and took on the lubricant side of the business.

The company continued to develop the lubricant trade, producing lubricants for the motor, shipping, steel and textile trades, and also produced solid and semi-solid protectives and hydraulic fluid.

In  1975 , major investment was made in the company through the increase of the company's share capital from £100 to £25,000, with £14,900 of the new share allocation being held by Percy & Halden (Holdings) Ltd. By  1980 , the company was turning a profit of £41,000 even though the industry was in recession. By 1980, Percy & Halden Ltd was divided into two divisions, the lubricants division that carried on the work of Percy & Halden Ltd, and the foods division that carried on the work of Percy & Halden (Edible Products) Ltd, that company now lying dormant. By the late 1980s the company was in decline and in  1997  was disolved.

Arrangement

The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Deposit : Percy & Halden (Holdings) Ltd via BAC(S) : 1989

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)) and London (NRA)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 22 April 2003.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Percy & Halden (Holdings) Ltd

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 260/1 Records of Percy & Halden (Holdings) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 260/3 Records of Percy & Halden (Edible Products) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 260/4 Records of RMD Property Co Ltd

Location of Originals

This material is original

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