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Manufacturers Index - Walter McGee & Son, Ltd.

Walter McGee & Son, Ltd.
Paisley, Scotland, U.K.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

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Walter McGee & Son, Ltd., of the Albion Works in Paisley, Scotland, were best known as makers of textile machinery which are outside the scope of this site. In 1903 they were also manufacturing mortising machines, doweling machines, and steam engines among other products. By 1920 they were manufacturing electric motors.

From 1903 Slater's Royal National Commercial Directory of Scotland

Information Sources

  • 1912 issue of Transactions of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, vol. 55 p. 482.
    WALTER McGEE was born at Govan fifty-four years ago, and was the son of the late Mr William McGee, who for many years served in the Paisley Town Council, and for a number of years acted as a magistrate. The deceased was educated at Paisley, at at an early age was taken by his father in to the business of Walter McGee & Son, engineers. The business had been founded in Govan by the deceased's grandfather, Mr Walter McGee, and was transferred to Paisley fully half-a-century ago. From its institution the firm specialised in thread machinery, and has since been closely identified with the developments in that branch of engineering. On the death of Mr William McGee the business was carried on by the deceased in conjunction with his uncle, Mr David McGee, and on the latter's death, some years ago, the business was converted into a limited liability concern. The old works in Stoney Brae, which had been used by the firm practically since the removal from Govan, were found to be inadequate for the requirements of the company, and new works of an up-to-date description were erected at Laighpark. Its connections, carefully fostered by the deceased, extend throughout practically all the thread-producing countries in the world. Although Mr. McGee always took an interest in everything that pertained to the welfare of the community, he never accepted any public office. His philanthropy was spontaneous, but his generosity rarely became public. He was fond of athletics, and was a member of many athletic clubs. Kind-hearted and courteous, he was known to a wide circle and beloved by all. He died at Paisley on the 14th January, 1912.
  • 1922-10-19 Engineering Production.
    Walter McGee & Son, Ltd.—In addition to numerous machines applicable to the textile industries, Walter McGee & Son, Ltd., of Albion Works, Paisley, are exhibiting a typical range of their well-known "Emcol" dust- and damp-proof motors suitable for general workshop usage.
  • Grace's Guide entry for Walter McGee & Son Lt
  • National Archives records on Walter McGee & Son, covering 1917 to 1936.