Bertram Limited, Sciennes was founded in 1821 in Edinburgh and soon developed into a major manufacturer of papermaking machinery.
Brothers George and William Bertram set up a workshop near Sciennes with a few machines and a small forge, later moving to new, larger premises around 1859 to a site which it was to occupy for over a century.
Bertrams was a very family orientated company where you’d find several members of the same family working alongside each other. They produced The Bertrams Family Magazine where in each issue, were published photos and articles about the company’s many social activities and sports teams.
Our collection has been made possible thanks to Bill Hall who followed his father and uncle into the Bertrams workplace and who shared with us many of his own personal photographs taken throughout his family’s time there.
See the full Bertrams exhibition online at Capital Collections.
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Can anyone tell me the name of the pension scheme for bertrams ltd sciennes 1976 onwards thanks
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Great Article … George Bertram (born 1773) is my wives 4th great grandfather…. he is the father of George and William who established BERTRAMS of SCIENNES in 1821.