- General reports on overseas branches 1934;
- Correspondence relating to the liquidation of factory in Lima, Peru 1934;
- General correspondence with Filamento Sinteticos of Lima 1961-1963;
- Correspondence and reports from J Lomax & Sons (Bolton) Ltd 1945-1946;
- Correspondence, reports and accounts from Edward MacBean & Co Ltd 1962-1966.
Records of miscellaneous companies related to the Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd, rope makers and textile manufacturers, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd, rope makers and textile manufacturers, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland, owned a number of subsidiary companies both in the UK and abroad. These companies produced rope, cordage and textile good including the Birkmyre waterproof cloth that had been patented by the company.
J Lomax & Sons (Bolton) Ltd, Bolton, England, was established in 1849 and taken over as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1945 by Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd. The company produced tents, covers, mill bags, sunblinds and newsbags. The plant was still operational in 1954 and it is unknown as to when the company ceased trading.
Edward MacBean & Co Ltd, waterproof clothing manufacturers, Port Dundas, Glasgow, Scotland also produced goods for the Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd.
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Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd : Port Glasgow : c.1971
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The bulk of this material was received directly from the creator by the Economic History Department, Glasgow University in c1971. Management of the collection transferred to Glasgow University Archives in 1975.
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