Records of Singer Co (UK) Ltd, sewing machine manufacturers, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • History of Singer Co (UK) Ltd, c1973;
  • Why the Profits Vanished at Singer, June 1975.

Administrative / Biographical History

Written histories of  Singer Co (UK) Ltd, sewing machine manufacturers,  Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, including the manuscript of Arthur Dorman's History of Singer Co (UK) Ltd. Arthur Dorman worked for for 50 years. On his retirement in 1972  he was commissioned to write a history of the company. The history was never published.


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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Gift : widow of Arthur Dorman : Glasgow : 1987

Other Finding Aids

File level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

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

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

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures

Custodial History

Received directly from the creator's widow


None expected

Related Material

GB 0593 Business records and plans of Singer Manufacturing Co. Ltd (1905-1981); GDWD1/1/13 Singer Manufacturing Co Ltd, sewing machine manufacturers (1963-1965); West Dunbartonshire Council Archive Services: Clydebank Library

Location of Originals

This material is photocopied. The original was retained the depositor.


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Fonds level catalogued by Jenny Cooknell, Assistant Archivist, 9 July 1999. Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 25 April 2002. Lower levels recatalogued by Jane Heward, Graduate Trainee - Archive Assistant, 04 March 2011.

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