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John Boyd & Co (Engineers), makers of dockside cranes, of Annan, Scotland
1947 Company founded.
Manufactured a small number of railway turntables – one survives; in the main roundhouse at National Railway Museum, York. (works plate order reference 52/363; delivered in 1954) - perhaps subcontracted from Cowans Sheldon.
In 1969 Clarke Chapman's took over and it was incorporated into the NEI group. Because of the high standard of workmanship,the original name was kept.
Later NEI Clarke Chapman Cranes Ltd ?
Clarke Chapman - John Thompson Ltd
Closed 1986. Work and some workers transferred to Cowans, Sheldon; not that that lasted much longer.