Item MS 100/15/9 - Slide rules

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MS 100/15/9


Slide rules


  • c 1960s- c 1970s (Creation)

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2 items

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Tay Textiles Ltd was an amalgam of various Dundee textile firms, some of which had been founded in the nineteenth century. By the early 1980s it was mainly a producer of specialist polypropylene tape, which was used to make flexible intermediate bulk containers. In 1983 Don & Low purchased it from Scott and Robertson PLC for £350,000. It had two plants one in Dundee, and one in Perth. Commercially the take-over was not a success, despite considerable investment in the company, and in 1989, Dons opted to sell the firm to Van Leer (UK) Holdings Ltd. In 1990 it became Van Leer Tay Ltd and in 2001 Huhtamaki Tay Ltd, although by this time the company seems to have had no operations in Dundee.

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Two slide rules for comparing weights and measurements used by a Tay Textiles employee. Larger is branded Tay Textiles with firm’s details, smaller is branded P S Ridgeway Haulage Contractor (Not part of original accession)



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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Part of Acc 2022/1213

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MS 100/15/9

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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