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Andrew Kirkwood McCosh

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Andrew Kirkwood McCosh (1841-1916)

1841 Born in Dalry, Ayr, son of James McCosh and Martha Dunlop Kirkwood[1]

Between 1878 and 1896 all 16 furnaces at Gartsherrie Iron Works were replaced and by-product recovery plant was installed (the invention of John Alexander and Andrew Kirkwood McCosh the Gartsherrie managers who were two of the new management team which had taken over following the deaths of the original Baird brothers).

1901 Andrew K Mccosh 59, ironmaster, colliery owner, lived in Old Monkland, with Mary S Mccosh 51, James Mccosh 28, Andrew K Mccosh 29, engineering student, Martha S M Mccosh 11, Edward Mccosh 10[2]

1916 Obituary [3]

ANDREW KIRKWOOD MCCOSH died suddenly on January 23, 1916, at the age of seventy-four. He was a native of Ayrshire, and became connected with the Gartsherrie Works of Messrs. W. Baird & Co., Ltd., as a young man, rising step by step until at the time of his death he held the position of managing director of the Coatbridge and Gartsherrie Ironworks. He took an active part in local affairs, and in promoting technical and higher-grade education.

He was also a director of the North British Railway Co., and chairman of the Glasgow Tunnel Co.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1909.

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