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J. and W. Somerville

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J. and W. Somerville Ltd. of Caledonia Nail Works, St. Ninians. (1938)

of Kali Nail works, Lennoxtown, near Glasgow (1961)

c.1800 Business established

1938 Steel Nails - Dog Spikes.

1956 The third largest maker of nails in Britain. Acquired by Coltness Iron Co[1]

By 1964 was part of Coltness Industries; there had been production problems with Webster skirting heating made by J. and W. Somerville, whose main business was making nails; there had also been problems refitting high speed launches[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Dec. 6, 1956
  2. The Times Friday, Jan. 1, 1965