George Brown Engineering News Updates

Automotive Department

Our Automotive Department undertakes machining work for a huge number of different diesel and petrol  engine types and with the steady increase in the number of electrically powered vehicles   we don’t really expect to get new types of heads requiring machining. However we recently received a cylinder head from a   Nissan Qashqai that required set […]

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Chamber Street Museum

Our skilled sheet metal department have just completed the installation of some additional stainless steel guardrails at the Chamber street Museum. The shape of the rail around the dinosaurs required a lot of care and attention to get correct shape to the tube. They all had to be installed during night shift workings to prevent

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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.

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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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