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Manufacturers Index - William McLean & Sons, Ltd.

William McLean & Sons, Ltd.
Dundee, Scotland, U.K.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

Last Modified: Nov 1 2018 10:49PM by Jeff_Joslin
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Ad from 1892-09-10 Timber and Wood Working Machinery

Beginning in 1878 William McLean manufactured woodworking machinery and small steam engines among other products. The business eventually became William McLean & Sons, Ltd., and continued until 1972.

Information Sources

  • 1882-01-14 The Furniture Gazette. "Woodworking: Machinery.—The other day we had an opportunity of inspecting some of tho woodworking machinery manufactured by Mr. William McLean, of Fairmuir, Dundee. His manufactures include band-saw machines, circular-saw benches, tenoning, and drilling machines, &c. Most recent improvements are embodied in these machines, and they are produced at prices which enable Mr. McLean to successfully compete with other makers. The fact that many of his machines have been supplied to English firms in different parts of the country, and also to continental houses, speaks well for the quality of his productions."
  • Grace's Guide page on William McLean.
  • Ad in 1892-09-10 Timber and Wood Working Machinery for "William M'Lean, Engineer and Machine Maker, Fairmuir, Dundee." Pictured is a combination machine with table saw, horizontal mortiser/borer and jointer-planer.
  • A page at the Dundee Industrial Heritage website shows a drill press from "William McLean and Sons Ltd. Founded in 1878 and based at Fairmuir Street, this company manufactured engines and machinery until 1972."