Catalogue description W C Gibson and Co Ltd, Scotswood

This record is held by Tyne and Wear Archives

Details of DS.WCG
Reference: DS.WCG
Title: W C Gibson and Co Ltd, Scotswood

Company Records

Date: 1894-1950's
Related material:

For papers relating to Benwell Royalty, see DS/ADZ/42-45


For plans of Scotswood Works, see DS/ADZ/32/1


For further historical notes see DS/WCG/5


See also the histories of Adamsez Ltd, DS/ADZ/39-40

Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

W C Gibson and Co Ltd, 1895-1927

Physical description: 6 series
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accessions 231 (part), 2252 (part)

  • Engineering
Administrative / biographical background:

W C Gibson and Co, manufacturer of enamelled sinks and firebricks at Scotswood, Newcastle was founded in 1838. In January 1895 this company was wound up and a new one formed, following the death of the founder, William Colville Gibson, W C Gibson and Co Ltd. N C Cookson was the first Chairman. In 1902 M J Adams acquired shares in the Company and became the new Chairman and Managing Director.


Although the Adams family took over the business, they continued to run it separately until 1927 when the Company was fully incorporated into Adamsez Ltd.

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