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A. F. Craig and Co

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1871. Catalogue.
1871. Catalogue.
1871. Catalogue.
February 1911. Marine Boilers.

A. F. Craig of Caledonia Engineering Works, Paisley were ironfounders and engineers.

1868 Company founded by Archibald Fulton Craig

Traded as J. and A. F. Craig and Co, presumably involving James Craig

1870s Built a railway locomotive for their own use and it worked until 1966 [1]

1895 Became public company. 'There has been registered in Edinburgh a stock company under the title of A. F. Craig and Co. (Limited), the object of the company to carry out of a certain contract or agreement made between A. F. Craig and Co. and Arch. Fulton Craig, the sole partner of the firm, the one part, and Archibald Nairn, on behalf of this company, of the other part, having for its object the purchase of the property, effects, and business of the said A. F. Craig Co., as carried on by them at the Caledonia Engine Works, Paisley, as engineers, machine makers, iron founders and boilermakers; and to carry on the business heretofore carried on by A. F. Craig and Co. Capital £45,000, divided into 4.500 shares of £10 each. The first subscribers are: — A. F. Craig, engineer, Caledonia Engine Works. Paisley, one share: William Scott, ironfounder, Dean Cottage, Union-road, Kilwinning, one share: Archibald Nairn, cashier, Caledonia Engine Works, Paisley, one share; James Whitehead, manager, Caledonia Engine Works. Paisley, one share: D. Davidson, ironfounder. do., one share: Wm. M'Lardie, foreman engineer, do., one share: and Robert Caldwell, foreman engineer, do., one share. The number of directors shall be no less than two, nor more than seven. The first directors are; Mr. Archibald Fulton Craig, Mr. William Scott, Mr. Archibald Nairn, and Mr. James Whitehead. Mr. Archibald Fulton Craig shall be the managing director of the company for five years. The registered office is situated the Caledonia Engine Works. Paisley.'[2]

1905 Advert. Engineers, Ironfounders and boilermakers. Makers of steam engines, sugar mills, castings up to 20 tons etc. [3]

1924 Moved their London office from 12, Old Jewry Chambers, E.C.2, to Abbey House, 2/8, Victoria-street, Westminster, SW.I.[4]

1961 Engineers, ironfounders and manufacturers of specialised machinery including heavy castings, cloth cropping machines, carpet looms, land and marine boilers. [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  2. Paisley & Renfrewshire Gazette - Saturday 14 September 1895
  3. Mechanical World Year Book 1905. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p362
  4. The Engineer 1924/06/27
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE