Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

George Bertram (of Springfield Mill)

From Graces Guide

of Springfield Mill, at Polton, Midlothian, on the River Esk

Two of his sons, George and William, were apprenticed to John Hall of Dartford

1821 On their return to Edinburgh, George and William Bertram founded the St Catherine's Works at Sciennes, dedicated to manufacture of paper-making machinery.

1845 George's younger son, James, opened a second wire-working factory in Leith Walk

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • "Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 3: Ambition and Industry", edited by Bill Bell