Records of Pott, Cassels & Williamson, engineers, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Drawing office order books 1933-1971
  • Spares and parts books 1933-1963
  • Drawings issued and indexed 1893-1966
  • Centrifugal order books 1894-1962
  • Estates indexes 1897-1953
  • Job indexes 1936-1963
  • Specifications records 1918-1941
  • Production order books 1966-1974
  • Sugar machinery drawings [to be identified]

Administrative / Biographical History

Pott, Cassels & Williamson , engineers, was founded in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, in  1892  . In  1958  , the company was acquired by  Mirrlees Watson Co Ltd , sugar machine manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland, which in turn was acquired by  A & W Smith & Co Ltd  in  1967  . The company traded as part of  Smith Mirrlees until c1971. Smith Mirrlees was acquired by Fletcher & Stewart Ltd in 1988.


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Access Information

Access to all records dating within the past 50 years must be cleared with the company. Apply in the first instance to the University Archivist

Acquisition Information

Smith Mirrlees : Eglinton Works, Cook Street, Glasgow, G5 8JW : 1972

Smith Mirrlees : Eglinton Works, Cook Street, Glasgow, G5 8JW : 1976 (Additional deposit)

Smith Mirrlees : Eglinton Works, Cook Street, Glasgow, G5 8JW : c1982 (Additional deposit)

Fletcher & Stewart Ltd : c1988 (Additional deposit)

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom as part of the Smith Mirrlees finding aid (UGD 118)

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)3119) and London (NRA14656)

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Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 062 Records of The Mirrlees Watson Co Ltd

GB 248 UGD 116 and UGD 118/6 Records of Blairs Ltd

GB 248 UGD 116/1 Records of A & W Smith & Co Ltd

GB 248 UGD 118/2 Records of Mirrlees Watson & Co Ltd

GB 248 UGD 118/4 Records of W & W McOnie

GB 248 UGD 118/5 Records of John McNeil & Co Ltd

GB 248 UGD 118/7 Records of R G Ross & Sons Ltd

GB 248 UGD 118/9 International Sugar Bulletin

GB 248 UGD 118/11Records of Fletcher & Stewart Ltd

See source list on Sugar available via Glasgow University Archive Services homepage at

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