Records of Marshall, Fleming & Co Ltd, engineers and crane manufacturers, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Ledgers 1910-1981
  • Minute book 1915-1957
  • Journal 1915-1978
  • Cash books 1912-1978
  • Order books 1890-1932
  • Sales books 1900-1964
  • Purchase books 1936-1982
  • Estimate books 1942-1943, 1954-1972
  • Cash books and contracts 1924-1982
  • Wage records 1920-1982
  • Accounts and balance sheets 1924-1978
  • Share records and insurance records 1915-1977
  • Correspondence 1961-1962
  • Notebooks 1912-1964
  • Photographs and printers blocks, 20th century

Administrative / Biographical History

By the late 19th century, the firm of Marshall, Flaming and Co was established as a crane builders and engineering firm in Dellburn, Meadow Rd, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The partnership consisted of John Marshall, John Fleming and Robert Shearer Anderson. In 1915, Marshall, Flaming & Co Ltd was incorporated to acquire the business with the previous partners as directors. The new company had a capital of £50,000 which had risen to £62,380 by 1948. In 1962,  the company appointed G W Gordon , engineer agents, Durham, England to be their representatives in the North East area of England. In 2002, the company was still active, based in Bothwell, Glasgow, Scotland.


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Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit: Marshall, Fleming & Co Ltd : Motherwell : 1987

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)2956) and London (NRA30967)

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Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

Received directly from creators


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Additional Information

This material is original

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 21 October 2002

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