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Ross and Duncan

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1880. Compound engines of the SS Macdonnell.
1885. Launch Engine with Bremners' Valve Gear.
January 1888. Triple expansion marine engines.
1891. Experimental Triple-Expansion Engines.
1893. 400-Horse Power Compound Mill Engine.
1900. Exhibit at Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

of Whitefield Works, Govan, Glasgow.

1875 Company established by Messrs Robert Duncan and Ross.

Took over the premises and business of an old firm of boilermakers in Hyde Park Street, Glasgow. With a staff of 12 men made marine engines and boilers.

1880 Ross left the partnership and went abroad

1888 Glasgow Exhibition. Marine engine. [1]

1889 See 1889 Shipbuilding Statistics for detail of the marine engines produced

1896 Mentioned. Robert Duncan and Robert Rankin of Ross and Duncan.[2]

1914 Marine Engineers and Boilermakers. Employees 450 to 500. [3]

1922 Directors: Robert Duncan, Alfred E. Lonergan, James Gloag, James Rankin, Robert Rankin, Junr., William Morrison. Products.- Marine engines, boilers and accessories for home and export trade.

1925 See Aberconway for information on shipbuilding h.p produced in 1904 and 1925

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1888/05/11 p377
  2. Freeman's Journal - Monday 06 April 1896
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book