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TitleDavid Gorrie & Son, Boilermakers & Coppersmiths, Perth
HistoryFounded in 1844 by David Gorrie, the firm was originally involved in coppersmithing. Bronze, copper and other articles were made for the brewing and distilling industries and cauldrons for dyers. Latterly the firm concentrated on machines for the cleaning, renovating and laundry trade. Along with this the firm produced articles for the confectionery, preserve and textile industries. At one time the firm claimed to be the largest manufacturers of laundry equipment in the world and carried out work on several continents. The main premises of the firm were at 27 South Methven Street, Perth. The firm ceased to trade in 1955.
DescriptionCatalogues, instruction manuals and advertising material for David Gorrie and other related firms, 1903-1954; Correspondence, specifications, estimates and related materials concerning work carried out by the firm, 1893-1954; Accounting vouchers, 1914-1952; Photographic prints and glass plate negatives showing machinery and plant made by David Gorrie & Son including some interiors of laundries, late 19th to mid 20th century; Plans and engineering drawings relating to equipment to be installed by the firm, 1892-1928.
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