Records of Wickman Ltd, machine tool manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Production records 1883-1945
  • Plans c1883-1970
  • Financial records 1892-1957
  • Photographs 1894-1961
  • Administrative records 1942-1949

Administrative / Biographical History

John Lang & Sons Ltd , machine tool manufacturers, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, was a part of a much larger group of machine toolmakers, the Associated British Machine Tool Makers Ltd , whose registered offices were at 17 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1 and which had agents and offices world wide. In 1966  , John Lang & Sons Ltd became Wickman Lang Ltd , remaining in Johnstone until about 1968,  when they became Wickman Ltd and listed their offices as 40/44 Colquhoun Avenue, Glasgow, Scotland. In 1991  , a Wickman Machine Tool Co Ltd was based in Coventry, England.


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Acquisition Information

Loan : Lang Family : 1970s

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Custodial History

Acquired from Lang Family in early 1970


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Related Material

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Material in other repositories:

GB 144 Acc 1140 Minutes, registers and correspondence of Wickman Machine Tool Co Ltd 1939-1985 (Coventry City Record Office)

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