Sub-fonds MS 94/2 - Lawside Engineering & Foundry Co Ltd

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MS 94/2


Lawside Engineering & Foundry Co Ltd


  • 1910-1971 (Creation)

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2.55 linear metres.

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The Lee, Croll & Co Lawside Foundry was acquired in 1938, becoming The Lawside Engineering & Foundry Co Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Thomas C Keay Ltd, in 1946. Considerable investment was made at the Lawside Foundry in the immediate post-war years. In the late 1950s Thomas S Keay Ltd diversified into paper sack machinery, producing the Union Special range. Looms, beaming machines and calenders were manufactured at Lawside. Lack of business forced the Lawside Foundry to be closed in 1971 when the various activities there were transferred to Densfield Works.

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Financial records 1947-1971; purchase records 1965-1971; machinery specifications and costings 1910-1971; inventories and valuations 1952-1971; labour records 1962-1971; miscellaneous 1946-1972.


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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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Paper. May require conservation

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MS 94/2

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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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