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Weir celebrates 140 years of innovative engineering

Thursday, 27 January 2011

From Shrewdd News: Weir celebrates 140 years of innovative engineerin...: "2011 marks the 140th anniversary of FTSE 100 engineering company, The Weir Group PLC. It was in 1871 that brothers George and James Weir set up the engineering firm of G & J Weir and joined the booming industrial scene in the west of Scotland at the height of the great Victorian era of industrial innovation."

The records of G & J Weir are held privately and the University of Glasgow holds the records of William Douglas Weir.  Details about both collections are available here.


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