Reference NumberHCA/D1
Archive CentreInverness
TitleNorthern Agricultural Implement Foundry Co./Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co./Resistance Welders Ltd/A.I. Welders Ltd
DescriptionMinute Books, 1872-1986; Statements of Accounts and Annual Returns, 1922-1991; Articles of Association and Incorporation, 1938-1985; Director's Correspondence Files 1964-1987; Employees Welfare Fund (Resistance Welders Ltd) 1951-1991; Pension Fund, 1958-1965; Company Reports, 1980s; Patent Application & Renewals, 1970s; Ledgers & Order Books, 1938-1966; Shipping Logs and registration documents, 1913-1920; Seals Register Books, 1966-1984; Plant Registers 1937-1963; Technical Manuals and Papers, 1952-1973; Sales & Publicity, 1915-1991; Staff Records, 1939-1951; Visitor's Books, 1950-1992; Misc. documents including those received from ex employees following 1992 exhibition, 1872-1999; Glass Slides and negatives, 1930s-1940s; Photographs, 1940s-1964; Films, 1944; Plans, 1866-1972; Name Plates and Other objects, n.d.
Administrative HistoryThe Company began by manufacturing agricultural implements and wire fencing and operating as a general iron foundry. It grew with the arrival of the railway in the Highlands and later diversified into marine engineering. In 1908 Sam Hunter-Gordon joined the company, initiating a family involvement with the company which lasted for 70 years and inspired its successes. The Foundry prospered during World War I and during the depression of the 1930s the acquisition of a Bradford firm, and the patent for resistance welding saved the company and led to considerable success during World War II and later at home and overseas. Changes of ownership between 1973 and 1985 culminated in the closure of the firm in 1991; it was re-established in the same year through a management buyout.
Related MaterialHCA/D97, HCA/D389, HCA/D586
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