Records of Jackson Elphick & Co Ltd, brassfounders, Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes and agendas 1905-1940
  • Trade catalogues and leaflets 1923-1952
  • Correspondence 1907-1936
  • Photographs of machinery 1938

Administrative / Biographical History

James Jackson and Oscar Elphick founded a business of bathfounders, enamellers and sanitary engineers in  1898  , trading consecutively as  Jackson & Co and  Jackson, Elphick & Co , before being incorporated as a limited liability company,  Jackson Elphick & Co Ltd , in  1905.  Their Avon Sanitary Engineering Works at Birkenshaw, Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, covered 3 acres. The company had branches in Johannesburg and Capetown South Africa; Melbourne, Australia; Bombay, India; Belfast, Northern Ireland; London, England; and Milan, Italy. In  the company merged withFederated Foundries Ltd 1936  , Glasgow, Scotland.


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Acquisition Information

Gift : Larkhall Steel Castings Ltd : Larkhall, Lanarkshire : 1977

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Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1702) and London (NRA21284)

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Additional Information

This material is original

Revised by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 20 September 1999

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 30 April 2002

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