- Production records, 1895-1977;
- Plans, 1909-1968;
- Staff records, 1942-1973;
- Photographs, 1930-1960;
- Financial records, 1934-1979;
- Administration records, 1937-1977.
Records of Scottish Machine Tool Corporation Ltd, machine tool manufacturers, Glasgow and Johnstone, Renfrewshire
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Scottish Machine Tool Corporation Ltd was formed in 1937 through the merger of five long established machine tool manufacturers who all specialised in supplying the shipbuilding and heavy engineering industries. These companies, namely James Allan Senior & Sons Ltd , Glasgow; James Bennie & Sons Ltd , Glasgow; G & A Harvey , Glasgow; Craig & Donald Ltd , Johnstone; and Loudon Bros Ltd , Johnstone; all retained their separate autonomy, even though they had amalgamated and produced joint trade catalogues. By the 1960s the company had offices in England at Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and London. In the late 1960s it became an associate of Wilkins-Mitchell and in 1982 it went into liquidation.
This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/or function. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically
Conditions Governing Access
Gift : Strathclyde University Department of History : Glasgow : 7 July 1987
Other Finding Aids
Digital file level list available in searchroom.
Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)2556) and London (NRA26837)
Alternative Form Available
No known copies
Conditions Governing Use
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents
This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures
Hume, John R,Shipbuilding Machine Tools, in Butt, John & Ward, J T (eds),Scottish Themes: Essays in Honour of Professor S G E Lythe(Edinburgh 1976)
Mainly originals, but some microfilm. The location of the originals of these microfilms is unknown.
Compiled by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 30 August 1999. Updated by Lesley Richmond , Acting Director, 23 March 2000. Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 17 May 2002. Amended by Sam Maddra, Assistant Archivist (cataloguing) 6 November 2014.