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Clippens Oil Co. Ltd. (1878)

Constitution Limited Company
Company Number. Registered in Scotland, No. 808
Share Capital. £150,000?
Date of Incorporation 9th February 1878
Date of Dissolution 10th December 1894
Registered Office 16 Bothwell Street, Glasgow (from 9th February 1878); 27 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow (from 21st May 1887)
Oil Works Clippens Oil Works, Pentland Paraffin Oil Works, Straiton Oil Works

A limited company formed to take forwards the interests of the Renfrewshire-based Clippens Shale Oil Company, of which James Scott was, by that time, the sole remaining director. In 1879, the Clippens Oil Co. Ltd acquired mineral rights at Pentland, and in c.1885 purchased the Straiton Oil Works from the Midlothian Oil Co. Ltd. The company was dissolved following the promotion of a new limited company, the Clippens Oil Co. Ltd (1892)



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