Records of Dumbarton Rope Work Co, rope and sail manufacturers, Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Contract of copartnery: David Croll, Amsterdam, engineer, and John Hamilton, Broomielaw, rope and sail maker, John McAusland, engineer, William Denny, engineer and shipbuilder, Walter Brock, engineer and shipbuilder, Anthony Inglis, engineer and shipbuilder and John Inglis, engineer and shipbuilder, concerning the business of the rope and sail manufacturers firm of Hamilton & Co 1877
  • Contract of copartnery: Peter Denny and John McAusland 1862

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1877  a group of shipbuilders and engineers, including Anthony and John Inglis, William Denny and David Croll of Amsterdam, Netherlands, took over the business of the Dumbarton rope and sail-maker John Hamilton, which had been known as Hamilton & Co . The new business was known as the Dumbarton Rope Work Co and its first manager was David Croll of Amsterdam.


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Acquisition Information

Gift : 12 May 1963

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Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1771).

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 24 May 1999

Title and related units of description elements altered by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 3 September 1999

Updated by Lesley Richmond , Acting Director, 3 March 2000

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

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Custodial History

Records deposited via the Business Archives Council of Scotland with the Economic History Department, Glasgow University, in 1963. Management of the collection transferred to Glasgow University Archives in 1975


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 003 Records of William Denny & Brothers Ltd

GB 248 UGD 069 Records of A & J Inglis Ltd

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