J & R Wallace, The Foundry, Castle Douglas

John Sproat

The Wallace Family in 1900
The Wallace Family in 1900

Located where Wilkinson’s now stands in Castle Douglas, in the late 19th and 20th century Wallace’s was a major manufacturer of Agricultural Engineering products. A fine example of Scottish Victorian enterprise.

Established in 1876 by brothers James & Robert Wallace, sons of Robert Wallace, an implement maker from Ayrshire, at its peak the Company employed between 60 and 70 people including turners, fitters, moulders and wheelwrights.

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