Records of H W Aitken Co Ltd, sugar machinery manufacturers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Correspondence 1928-1942
  • Purchase ledger 1927-1945
  • Journals 1927-1946
  • Salary records 1921-1940, 1946-1948
  • Cost books 1928-1944
  • Quotation books 1929-1951
  • Order books 1922-1946
  • Photograph album c1900

Administrative / Biographical History

By 1930  , H W Aitken & Co Ltd of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, was established as a supplier of sugar machinery. The company also supplied distillery apparatus, rice machines, railway plant and provided machinery for the engineering and shipbuilding industry. The engineering firm of A F Craig & Co Ltd , Paisley, acquired the company in 1930  , having previously had a financial interest in the company. The firm continued to produce goods into the 1940s after which H W Aitken & Co Ltd was retained as a non-trading company. The company still existed in 1974, but is likely to have been dissolved in 1982  at the same time as A F Craig & Co Ltd.


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

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Acquisition Information

Deposit : A F Craig & Co Ltd : Paisley : 1982 : ACCN 0042

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh Edinburgh (NRA(S)2551) and London (NRA26838)

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

Custodial History

Held by A F Craig & Co Ltd, engineers, Paisley, following merger with H W Aitken Co Ltd


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 173/1-15 Records of A F Craig & Co Ltd

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