Alexander Shanks & Sons Ltd

Scope and Content

Memorandum and articles of association; directors' minutes 1894-1904, 1939-1951; private ledger 1894-1907; share ledger 1894-1932; registers of shareholders 1894-1951; registers of debentures 1894-1953; details of apprenticeships 1892-1910; inventories and valuations 1883-1965.

Administrative / Biographical History

The firm of Alexander Shanks & Sons Ltd of Arbroath, engineers, founders and boiler makers, was incorporated in the year 1893. At the Dens Iron Works, purchased by the firm in the same year, a wide variety of products was manufactured including cranes, hoists, pumps and lawnmowers. In the 1960s the firm was taken over by Giddings & Lewis Fraser Ltd, Engineers, Arbroath.


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Access Information

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Acquisition Information



Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, October 2001.

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Related Material

GB 254 MS 42 Giddings & Lewis-Fraser Ltd

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