Friday, 3 February 2017

Old Photograph Consolidated Pneumatic Tool Company Fraserburgh Scotland


Old photograph of the hardening workshop of the Consolidated Pneumatic Tool Company in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The Consolidated Pneumatic Tool Company employed thousands of Fraserburgh men and women from its beginning in 1906. During the war years, they made bayonets and parts for the Bofors Gun and for the world famous Spitfire aircraft. In peacetime they produced air tools for the shipbuilding industry and for the assembly of famous world structures, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. The builder of the works was James Stewart and Company, an American construction firm that had a UK operation at the time. They brought an American architect, Louis Christian Mullgardt, over to design some of their projects, including the Fraserburgh CPT works. It appears much of the work was subcontracted to the local firm Brebner and Jenkins.



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