Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 146,027 pages of information and 231,556 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John Boyd and Co

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search
John Boyd crane at the Teifi Valley Railway, Wales
John Boyd crane at the Teifi Valley Railway, Wales
Portsmouth Dockyard.
Portsmouth Dockyard.
Portsmouth Dockyard.
Portsmouth Dockyard.
Railway turntable at National Railway Museum, York. (Image: Robin Patrick).
Railway turntable at National Railway Museum, York. (Image: Robin Patrick).
Nameplate on railway turntable.

John Boyd & Co (Engineers), makers of dockside cranes, of Annan, Scotland

1947 Company founded.[1]

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.[2]

1966 Acquired by Wellman Engineering[3].

1969 Clarke, Chapman and Co took over the 3 heavy-crane making companies of Wellman Engineering Corporation with backing from the Industrial Reorganisation Corporation[4].

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.[5]

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.[6]

See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  1. C. Capewell
  2. C. Capewell
  3. The Times, 26 September 1966
  4. The Times, 4 March 1969
  5. C. Capewell
  6. C. Capewell