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Robertson and Orchar

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of Wallace Foundry, Dundee

The Wallace Foundry had been previously occupied by Kinmond and Co

1857 Patent to William Robertson and James Guthrie Orchar, of Dundee, in the county of Forfar, North Britain, Engineers, and John Menzies, of Ordie Mill, in the county of Perth, North Britain, Shuttle Maker, for the invention of " improvements in machinery or apparatus for winding yarns or thread."[1]

1907 James Keith Anderson was appointed general manager of Messrs. Urquhart Lindsay and Company, Ltd., and Messrs. Robertson Orchar, Ltd., both of Dundee.

1921 These two companies were acquired by Messrs. Fairbairn Lawson Combe Barbour, Ltd., Leeds and Belfast

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 13 March 1857