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Engineers and brassfounders, of The Close Works, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
For several years the firm manufactured pumps and auxiliary machinery for warships, and made gun-metal castings.
Later took up the manufacture of marine engines.
1884 The Partnership of Ernest Scott with Benjamin Chapman Browne, Francis Carr Marshall, John Hilton Ridley, Charles Edmund Straker, and William Cross, as Ernest Scott and Company, Brassfounders, Brass finishers, and Engineers, was dissolved. Ernest Scott would carry on the business for his own benefit..
1888 William Charles Mountain joined as a partner. For a short period they continued to manufacture marine engines but soon decided the site was unsuitable for this kind of work and switched to the manufacture of electrical machinery.
1889 Their first dynamo was exhibited at the Birmingham exhibition
1890 Ernest Scott and Mountain was incorporated which took in the Ernest Scott company.
1890 Carried out their first mining contract, supplying an electrically-operated pump.
1891 Released a catalogue of their electrical apparatus for electrical light.