Records of Laighpark Electric Motors Ltd, electrical engineers and manufacturers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute book 1932-1936

Administrative / Biographical History

Laighpark Electric Motors Ltd , electrical engineers and manufacturers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, was registered on 31 December 1931  . The company was based at Albion Engineering Works, Laighpark, Paisley, bought for å£500, with an office at Bothwell Street, Glasgow, Scotland. They bought the moveable assets of Walter McGhee & Sons Ltd, electrical engineers and manufacturers, Glasgow, for the sum of å£1000 in 1932. Both these purchases were apparently made on behalf of J & P Coats Ltd , thread manufacturers, Paisley. The offices were moved to St Vincent Lane, Glasgow, in November 1932, the same location as J & P Coats Ltd. In 1935, the company's assets at Laighpark were purchased for å£4,750 by The British Cotton & Wool Dyers' Association. The company appears to have ceased trading in 1936  .


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Acquisition Information

Indefinite loan : J & P Coats : Glasgow : c1984

Indefinite loan : Coats Viyella plc : London: 1991 : ACCN 0146 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : via Business Archives Council in Scotland : 1993 : ACCN 0198 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : 1995 : ACCN 0240 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : 1996 : ACCN 0255 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : Coats Viyella plc : Swinton, Manchester: 2000 : ACCNs 1887, 1925, 1926, 1996

Indefinite loan : ACCN 0054

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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 199/27 Records of Walter McGhee & Sons Ltd

GB 248 UGD 199/1 Records of J & P Coats Ltd and CoatsPatons Ltd

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This material is original

Amended by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 06 February 2008

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