Alexander Shanks & Sons Ltd
- 1883-1965 (Creation)
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0.43 linear metres.
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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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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.
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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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The records are on paper
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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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