Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cairn (Carron) Ironworks Scotland Campbell Family

Since the publication of the December 2013 article in the Talbot Times on Nellie Campbell, a great deal of research has discovered that the cooking pot referred to in the article was actually made at the Carron Ironworks which was a famous Scottish iron foundry. Many researchers over the years thought the spelling of the foundry was Cairn. This pot was donated to the Elgin Archives & is available for viewing.The Carron Company was an ironworks established in 1759 on the banks of the River Carron near Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland. It was at the leading edge of the Industrial Revolution. It prospered due to the development and production of a short-range and short-barreled naval cannon called the carronade. It was one of the largest iron works in Europe through the 19th century producing many types of ironworks. In 1982 it became insolvent after 223 years and renamed Carron Phoenix.

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