Industry

Michael Tod, Engineers

Our series on Dunfermline’s industrial past continues with an article by George Beattie on the history of Michael Tod and Sons Ltd., Engineers. This firm traded from 1872 to 1960 and was an international supplier of mechanical engineering equipment to the mining and textile industries. They also built, in partnership with George Kay the coach-builder, a prototype three-wheeler car.

George Kay and Sons, Coach-builders

In a further article in George Beattie’s series on Dunfermline’s Industrial Past, George presents the history of George Kay and Sons, whose coach-building business ran from 1881 to 1996 and spanned the transition from hand built horse drawn vehicles to automobile accident repairs.

H&J Philp, 19th C. Dunfermline Builders

George Beattie, who gave the Society an interesting talk in 2014, has extensively researched the history of Dunfermline’s industrial past. In H&J Philp he shows us a remarkable letter head used by this firm and relates their history.