Records of J H Carruthers & Co Ltd, crane manufacturers, East Kilbride, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Administrative records 1897-1950
  • Financial records 1886-1976
  • Staff records 1886-1962
  • Production records 1886-1975
  • Public relations records 1901-1979
  • Technical records 1897-1979
  • Plans c.1940-c.1970
  • Photographs 1901-1992

Administrative / Biographical History

The engineering firm of J H Carruthers & Co Ltd was founded in Glasgow in 1887  . In 1929 the firm was manufacturing steam and electrically driven pumps, feed-water filters and condensing plant, at its factory in Hamilton Street, Polmadie, Glasgow. By 1950 they had expanded into the manufacture of electric cranes. In 1960 the firm moved to new premises at Peel Park Place, College Milton, East Kilbride. In 1989  the company became part of Konecranes (UK) Ltd.


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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : Mr William Cowan on behalf of the company : October 1993

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Digital file level list available in searchroom

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Additional Information

Fonds level description compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 01 December 2005.

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