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Colin Dunlop

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of Colin Dunlop and Co

Colin Dunlop of Clyde Iron Works, was Provost of Glasgow in 1770

1810 Colin Dunlop, who at the time was working the coals in the district of Carmyle, purchased Clyde Iron Works from the William Cadell, Junior.

1828 Colin Dunlop of Tollcross was one of a syndicate that purchased interests in the patent of James Beaumont Neilson in his hot blast process. The value of the invention was demonstrated by a series of experiments at Clyde Iron Works; this transformed the cost of iron production and led to the meteoric rise of the Scottish Iron industry.

c.1831-32 In conjunction with John Wilson put up the Dundyvan Iron Works

1835-6 Retired from Dundyvan.


1933 Death of Mary widow of a Colin Dunlop at Lockerbie House, Lockerbie aged 86. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Friday, Sep 29, 1933