Records of Kames Gunpowder Co, gunpowder manufacturers, Kilfinnan, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Plans 1862-1909

Administrative / Biographical History

Kames Gunpowder Co was established in 1839  and had works at Kilfinnan, Argyll & Bute, Scotland. It produced blasting and export powders for the home and export trades. Between 1876 and 1886  the business was acquired by Curtis's & Harvey.


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Custodial History

Records deposited with Economic History Department, Glasgow University. Management of the collection transferred to Glasgow University Archives in 1975.


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GB 243 T-MS Sederunt book of trust 1872-1880 (Glasgow City Archives)

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Compiled by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 24 May 1999

Title, administrative history, related units of description and associated material elements altered by Jenny Cooknell, Assistant Archivist, 6 September 1999

Updated by Lesley Richmond , Acting Director, 3 March 2000

Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 28 February 2002