George Brown Engineering News Updates

We are on the move

The opportunity has presented itself to upgrade our facilities and as of September 2024 we will be operating out of Macmerry Industrial Estate in Tranent, just 12 miles from Edinburgh city centre.  • Modern ground floor facilities extending over 15,000 sqft with minimum eaves height of 6m • Secure yard • Excellent arterial routes  • Improved vehicular access and onsite parking • Established industrial estate setting After countless decades in …

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Stalk Gripper

We’ve just completed a substantial machining job manufactured  from basic steel profiles, a stalk gripper for handling large components during forging, deceptively simple looking but plenty of detailed machining and lining up of holes to be taken care of.

Globe at Dynamic Earth

In house fabrication of aluminium bracket from which the Lifting and Testing Department installed a hanging inflatable Globe. (Click on image for more photos)

Victorian tram cable wheels installation

Two Victorian tram cable wheels discovered during Trams to Newhaven construction are now on display on Iona Street. Just shy of 10tonnes they were lifted and secured into position by our LEEA engineers.


Well done to Ross Muir winning the European Amateur Snooker Championship, flying the flag for George Brown and Sons.

1905 Car

We received the attached picture from one of the family that shows Mr WL Brown driving his car in 1905. He was in charge of  the Company from 1891 till his death in 1925. In those days cars were owned by engineers or people who could afford to employ engineers to keep their cars running …

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Museum Work

The majority of our work is for “industrial” sites where the finish isn’t the most critical factor so long as it does what it’s supposed to do . On the other hand our   sheet metal department regularly produces some  high class products,  finished to a high degree of polish.  The pictures shows some of many …

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Factory Pipework

Factory pipework is a regular job for us installing or modifying pipework to all sorts of customers machinery. The pipes can be in all sorts of materials including aluminium, stainless steel, galvanised, carbon steel  or different types of plastic. We recently completed a contract for one of our regular customers at their Durham site.  The …

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Reel Additions

Reel additions. We have been working with one of our larger customers supplying steelwork to support the end terminations of their products. We had to prefabricate steelwork to form large frames off the existing reels for them to support the terminations that weigh several tonnes. The intension is that the entire reel complete with the …

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Quarry Pumps

Quarry Pumps. We recently fabricated some stainless-steel floatation chambers to suit different sizes of submersible pumps for use in a quarry dealing with water and slurry.  We were supplied the pumps and fabricated tanks that allowed the pumps to be mounted centrally with the “pump” positioned beneath the surface. We shop tested the floats in …

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