Records of Thomson Shaftmakers, tool producers, Airdrie, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Financial records, 1859-1957;
  • Letter books, 1900-1956;
  • Correspondence, both private and business related, 1840-1957;
  • Family diaries, 1859-1872;
  • Photographs, c1890s-1958.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomson Shaftmakers was a tool production company based in Airdrie, Scotland. The business was ran primarily by George Thomson, but also involved other family memebrs, including William Love Thomson. The name of the business changed c1929 to George Thomson, Spade and Shovel Works .


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : Margaret Shanks : 2001

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names


Fonds level description created by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 23 June 2005. Description converted to Encoded Archival Description by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 23 June 2005. Edited by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 31 January 2013.

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