Records of B H B Patents Ltd, loans company, London, England

Scope and Content

  • Register of members and shareholders 1908
  • Board minutes 1908-1927
  • Share certificates 1908-1920

Administrative / Biographical History

BHB Patents Ltd was incorporated as a limited liability company in 1908  with registered offices in Victoria Street, London, England, which it shared with the Victoria Agency Ltd , civil engineering contractors. The company was incorporated with a share capital of £2,000 and its directors were B H Bedell, Lawrence Weaver, who was office manager of the Victoria Agency Ltd, and Malcolm McAlpine, a director of Robert McAlpine & Sons , Clydebank, Scotland, that owned the Victoria Agency Ltd. The chief shareholders were Malcolm and his wife, Maud. In 1908, the company made a loan to Bedell and Weaver and this debt was repaid by 1910 in the form of shares transferred to Malcolm and Maud McAlpine. This appears to be the only business the company carried out. By 1912, the only shareholders in the company were the 2 McAlpines and Edward Robbins, company secretary and it was finally wound up 1939  having been dormant for a number of years.


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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd : 1985

Other Finding Aids

Digital and manual file level lists of the surviving records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, subsidiaries and related companies are available in the searchroom ref: UGD 254

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S) 3111) and London (NRA32523)

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Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

Held by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, Kettering. Transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 1985 during the preparation of the company history.


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 254/1 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd

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Additional Information

This material is original

Compiled by David Powell, Hub project Archivist, 31 January 2003

No alterations made to date


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