Collection MS 43 - Alexander Shanks & Sons Ltd

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MS 43


Alexander Shanks & Sons Ltd


  • 1883-1965 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.43 linear metres.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

The firm of Alexander Shanks & Sons Ltd of Arbroath, engineers, founders and boiler makers, was incorporated in the year 1893. In the same year, the firm purchased Dens Iron Works, manufacturing a wide variety of products including cranes, hoists, pumps and lawnmowers. In the 1960s the firm was taken over by Giddings & Lewis Fraser Ltd, Engineers, Arbroath.

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Scope and content

Memorandum and articles of association; directors' minutes 1894-1904, 1939-1951; private ledger 1894-1907; share ledger 1894-1932; registers of shareholders 1894-1951; registers of debentures 1894-1953; details of apprenticeships 1892-1910; inventories and valuations 1883-1965.


Not expected

System of arrangement

Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

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.

Conditions governing reproduction

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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper

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MS 42 Giddings & Lewis-Fraser Ltd

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Description identifier

MS 43

Rules and/or conventions used

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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