Records of R G Ross & Sons Ltd, machine hammer manufactures, Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Hammer costing books 1856-1935
  • Order book 1902-1939
  • Hammer specifications 1937-1965
  • Catalogues c1930-1946

Administrative / Biographical History

Glen & Ross Ltd was established in 1856  in Greenhead, Glasgow, Scotland, as machine hammer manufacturers. The company later moved to the Eglinton Works, Tradeston, Glasgow, where they produced hammers of up to 12 tons falling weight including steam, compound air and in later years pneumatic power hammers. The company changed its name to R G Ross & Sons Ltd before being acquired by A & W Smith & Co Ltd , sugar machinery manufacturers, Glasgow, in the early 1930s  . The company continued to trade until at least the mid-1960s  .

Arrangement

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

Conditions Governing Access

Conditions governing access only with the permission of Fletcher Smith Ltd. 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 Smitth 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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Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

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Appraisal Information

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Custodial History

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See source list on Sugar available via Glasgow University Archive Services homepage at http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk

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