Record

CodeNA8120
Dates1864-1961
Person NameM Cockburn & Co Ltd; Falkirk; 1864-1961; iron founders
Epithetiron founders
ActivityM Cockburn & Co was founded in 1864 by Malcolm Cockburn (former employee of Falkirk Iron Co and Union Foundry, Camelon, Falkirk, and former partner in Burnbank Foundry). The founding partners were Malcolm and Andrew Cockburn and Andrew Maclaren of London. Originally known as Gowanbank Iron Works, the company became M Cockburn & Co Ltd in 1905. In 1922 Cockburn linked up with McDowall Steven & Co, Planet and Coalbrookdale to form the Light Castings Group. In 1929 they became part of Allied Ironfounders. In 1961 all the companies in Allied Ironfounders were dissolved and became subsidiaries of Allied Ironfounders. Allied Ironfounders was taken over by Glynwed in 1969 and Cockburns was closed in 1977. Glynwed Foundries has its registered office in Birmingham. Glynwed Foundries was incorporated in 1961 with the registration number 00687512.
Corporate NameM Cockburn & Co Ltd
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