Records of Fullerton, Hodgart & Barclay Ltd, engineers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute books 1892-1977
  • Agenda books 1892-1905
  • Letter books 1892-1916
  • Ledgers 1894-1903
  • Financial records 1850-1976
  • Shareholder records 1892-1959
  • Wages and salary records 1912-1968
  • Cost and job books 1847-1977
  • Contract books and ledgers 1865-1973
  • Miscellaneous volumes, ledgers and contract files 1884-1977
  • Correspondence 1884-1977
  • Specifications 1871-1975
  • Drawings 1865-1964
  • Photographs 1849-1970s

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1838  the firm of Fullerton & Craig was established at the Vulcan Foundry, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, specialising chiefly in the construction of mine winding equipment, compressors, pumps, coolers and evaporators. In 1920  the business was incorporated under the name Fullerton, Hodgart & Barclay Ltd . It continued in the same line of business, undertaking a large majority of its contracts for South African customers though its selling agent, Blane & Co (Engineers) (Pty) Ltd . In c1953 the company acquired Maitland (Ironfounders) Ltd , iron casters, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The company created an engineering subsidiary company, Alphacast Ltd , in 1962 that appears to have operated until the late 1960s from Fullerton, Hodgart & Barclay's Vulcan works. In 1977  the company went into liquidation.


This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/or function. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Loan : liquidators : c.1977

Deposit : private : July 1980 : ACCN0164* (Additional deposit)

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)2400) and London (NRA17534)

Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures

Custodial History

Received directly from liquidators


None expected

Related Material

GB 80001 Offer, order, sales, job, cost, drawings and pay books of Fullerton, Hodgart & Barclay Ltd (Private. Enquiries via the National Register of Archives (Scotland))

GB 248 UGD 120/6/23 Records of Maitland (Ironfounders) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 120/6/24 Records of Alphacast Ltd

GB 248 UGD 120/6/27 Records of Blane & Co (Engineers) (Pty) Ltd

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Additional Information

This material is original

Revised by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 6 September 1999

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 1 May 2002

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