John Dalziel & Son
John Dalziel & Son, Engineers, Millwrights, and Machine Makers, 230 and 232, Stobcross Street.—
This firm was established by Mr. John Dalziel in 1867. Messsrs. John and James Dalziel were the sole partners, the latter gentleman being admitted to the firm in 1884, since which time the business has been carried on under its present title. The business is now being carried on by Mr. James, his father having died in 1885.
The premises are those occupied by the original firm, but they have been added to from time to time as the extension of business or the adoption of new machinery or methods of work rendered necessary. They are now fitted with plant of the most costly description. This and the efficient staff employed enable the firm to execute even the largest orders with great promptitude. The premises cover an area of 1,800 square yards, a portion being no less than four stories in height. The bulk of work, however, being very heavy, is performed upon the ground-floor, the other parts being used as pattern-shops, stores, drawing offices, &c. Messrs.
Dalziel undertake the construction of machinery and tools for every conceivable purpose, and for use by all descriptions of power — steam, hydraulic, or manual. They have made a speciality of mill gearing and mill work generally, in addition to the plant and machinery used by cast-iron pipe founders. Steam-engines of all kinds — vertical, horizontal, compound, condensing, non-condensing, high-pressure, expansion, or high speed — are all supplied with equal facility. Steam or hand cranes, winches, overhead travellers, and all descriptions of hoisting machinery are constructed on the most scientific and efficient principles. Engineers’, shipbuilders’ and boiler-makers’ tools, lathes, drills, punching and shearing machines, pipe-boring and proving machines, have been supplied to some of the most eminent firms in Scotland, and bear constant testimony to the excellence in arrangement and construction.
Messrs. Dalziel’s work is carried out under personal supervision, with great energy and ability ; the repute of the house has endowed the firm with an important and valuable clientele.
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